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Re: WCAG and various Laws


From: Steve Green
Date: Mar 29, 2010 10:12AM

I think the current DDA is very easy to understand. I have not read the new
law, but I know Struan Robertson who wrote that article, and if he says it's
bad then I am happy to believe it.

The EHRC is an unmitigated disaster, and the blame can be laid squarely at
Trevor Phillips' door. He has driven out most of the best people from the
three organisations that were merged to form the EHRC. The sooner he goes,
the better.


-----Original Message-----
[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Geof Collis
Sent: 29 March 2010 15:50
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] WCAG and various Laws

Hi Steve

Thanks, I would assume according to the article I posted at
http://www.accessibilitynewsinternational.com/?p=1356 that it
isn't going to get any easier to understand.



At 10:33 AM 3/29/2010, you wrote:
>The UK's DDA does not specify any technical requirements. It is
>assessed individually for each person who brings a case to court, and
>it is concerned with actual outcomes. The judgement takes into account
>a wide range of factors including the resources the website owner has
>available to them to conduct remedial work.
>This means that:
>A. It is not possible to know if a website is DDA compliant without
>going through the court process.
>B. A website may be DDA-compliant with respect to one user but not another.
>C. A website may be DDA-compliant with respect to one website owner but
>not another.
>Steve Green
>Test Partners Ltd
>-----Original Message-----
>[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Geof Collis
>Sent: 29 March 2010 15:26
>Subject: [WebAIM] WCAG and various Laws
>Hi All
>I'm looking for resources that let me know what level of accessibility
>the following laws have to achieve:
>Section 508
>UK DDE(?)
>Austrailia's Law
>thanks for any help
> Administrator
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