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Re: NFB files complaint re US Small Bus Admin website inaccessibility

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From: Jared Smith
Date: Jul 25, 2009 7:45AM


On Sat, Jul 25, 2009 at 7:26 AM, Jennison Mark Asuncion wrote:

> filed an administrative complaint today with the
> Small Business Administration (SBA).  The complaint asserts that the
> SBA's Web site violates Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

This will be very interesting to follow. There is no path for remedies
in Section 508 or even a real administrative body that enforces
Section 508. In other words, I you can't as a consumer really sue
somebody because a government web site is not Section 508 compliant.
So this really is just a very formal complaint and hopefully it will
get the SBA to do what's right. But if they do not act, I wonder what
the next step would be - it certainly wouldn't involve Section 508.

Jared Smith
WebAIM