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Standards/Laws pertaining to accessibility of linked-to documents on websites


From: Angela French
Date: Jun 27, 2014 12:55PM

Hello All,
I remember some years back that there was some disagreement on whether standards and laws around accessibility required linked-to documents on websites to be accessible. The argument was that Word and PDFs, etc. are not technically "web" documents as they are not html. While I personally think that argument to be a bogus attempt to wiggle around the intent of the law, I'm wondering if there is anything definitive in this regard now that I can refer to .

Thank you,

Angela French
Internet Specialist
State Board for Community and Technical Colleges