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Re: LSAC Inaccessible Web Lawsuit


From: Kroon.Kurtis
Date: Feb 26, 2009 6:25PM

Question below ...

-----Original Message-----
From: Cynthia Waddell [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2009 10:29 AM
To: 'Zdenek, Sean'; 'WebAIM Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] LSAC Inaccessible Web Lawsuit


We will all stay tuned to this case since it is building upon California
case law established under the Target web accessibility case.


[Kurtis] I'm definitely not a lawyer, but:

* The case was certified as a class-action suit.
* Target settled without admitting any wrong-doing -- i.e., that their website was inaccessible at any time prior to, during, or after the lawsuit.
* Part of the settlement included the creation of a set of guidelines to ensure that their site worked with screen readers (interesting document, by the way) ... "not that it didn't before, mind you" (see bullet above)

So ... don't these details prevent it from being cited as case law?

Kurtis Kroon
California Franchise Tax Board