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Re: FTP site opinion

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From: Ryan E. Benson
Date: Feb 28, 2014 2:54PM


Logan

> Perhaps some of you have faced similar situations with 508.
Jared partially covered this, but Section 508 applies to documents that
live on the inter/intranet, including SharePoint, and servers managed for a
contractor. Roughly speaking, if we are paying somebody to do something our
behalf 508 is applicable.

> Are there times when an FTP site is an acceptable practice for target
audiences (thereby bypassing the "law" per se).
I cannot talk about AODA or the US Federal Government as a whole, but a
Section 508 coordinator can decide when/if an exception applies. Where I
work we handle this on a case-by-case basis. We may grant an exception for
a FTP site, if the audience is small, somebody who is at the head of the
project knows all of the users and knows they do not have special needs,
and finally that portion of the site is locked down. We still advocate
making the documents compliant.

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Ryan E. Benson


On Fri, Feb 28, 2014 at 9:35 AM, Trafford, Logan
< <EMAIL REMOVED> >wrote:

> Hi All.
>
> I'm just looking for feedback (opinions) from others in this industry.
>
> Here in Ontario, we are under the direction of the AODA (Accessibility for
> Ontarians with Disabilities Act) which stipulates our websites must be WCAG
> A compliant, moving to WCAG AA. Of course, like any large organization we
> are faced with resistance from certain departments whose material, while
> posted to a public site, is not necessarily meant for true public
> consumption.
>
> So my question is this. Are there times when an FTP site is an
> acceptable practice for target audiences (thereby bypassing the "law" per
> se).
>
> Removing my own personal opinion (I am on the side of making all documents
> accessible..period, end of story) I am just looking for opinions from
> others. Perhaps some of you have faced similar situations with 508.
>
> thanks
>
> Logan Trafford
> Web Intermediate Systems Developer/Integrator (WCAG Compliance)
> Corporate Accessibility Office
> City of Ottawa
> 613-580-2424 x13598
>
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