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Re: Accessible Applications


From: Spruill Kevin
Date: May 14, 2008 1:00PM


Been digging around the archives looking for the information - as soon
as I find it I'll pass it along to everyone, thanks for the reminder

Kevin Spruill
IT Specialist
Information Resources Accessibility Program
Phone: (202) 283-7059
IRAP Web site: http://irap.web.irs.gov

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Keegan [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 1:21 PM
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] [SEC508] Accessible Applications

> Which reminds me, Kara I vaguely recall seeing something in recent
> case law that stated that Organizations receiving funds from the govt.

> had to meet the 504 requirements, and by extension 508 - this might
> just be a limited finding (California I believe).

As someone who is in California (and dealing with 508 in the higher
education space), could you please post your findings to the list?

There were some interpretations by various individuals early on (circa
2001-2002) that specified that 508 did apply to California - and
educational entities - because of the acceptance of Federal funding.
However, several representatives from DOJ that I spoke with commented
that this was a misinterpretation and 508 did not "follow the money".

In any case, California did pass a bill back then that adopted the
accessibility requirements of the US Section 508 Standards as part of CA
Government Code (Sec. 11135). Any additional information on recent case
laws would be appreciated though as that provides further insight as to
how the laws are being applied.