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Re: thoughts from Jim Thatcher re the DoJ ANPRM

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From: Ghita Jones
Date: Jan 31, 2011 12:09PM


What about sites that constantly add new materials, some of which require
their own unique design be added to the URL? (target.com getting new items
all the time; Amazon adding books or search features). Would those changes
trigger a "new website" set of requirements? There are a lot of gray areas.
Or what about a company that has 20 different websites? It is realistic for
them to have to redesign all of them? It is fair for disabled people to have
to wait for a redesign?

I think this is a complex issue without a clear/easy answer.

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 4:35 PM, Denis Boudreau < <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> On 2011-01-21, at 4:34 PM, Jared Smith wrote:
>
> > But others can be very difficult and expensive, especially for
> > existing sites.
>
> That's very easy to solve. Have the requirements apply only to new
> websites, not existing ones. Every site is meant to either die or go into
> redesign at one point or another. Sooner or later, we'd catch them all.
> Conformance level AA is totally achievable. Video, if anything, might be the
> only place where there's a real challenge and even then, if there's a real
> problem, solutions will emerge. Either way, accessibility wins.
>
> /Denis
>
>