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RE: [FWD] Universities Legal Web Accessibility Update


From: Larry G. Hull
Date: Nov 20, 2003 1:34PM

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<div>I've no personal knowledge but a quick search turned up the
<div><font color="#000000">3) Who does Section 508 apply to?<br>
Section 508 applies to Federal departments and agencies. It does not
apply to recipients of Federal funds, and does not regulate the
private sector. However, states which receive Federal funds under the
Technology Related Assistance for Individuals with Disabilities Act of
1988, are required by that Act to comply with Section
<div><font color="#000000">The scope of Section 508 is limited to the
federal sector. It does not apply to the private sector, nor does
Section 508 impose requirements on the recipients of federal funds.
However, the Department of Education interprets the Assistive
Technology Act (AT Act), to require states receiving assistance under
the AT Act State Grant program to comply with Section 508, including
the Access Board's standards. The Department of Education, the agency
responsible for administering the AT Act, plans to issue guidance to
explain specifically how the proposed standards would apply to the
states for purposes of the AT Act. Thus, while Section 508, on its
face, is &quot;limited to the federal sector,&quot; recipients of
federal funds under the AT Act must also comply with Section
<div>Hope these two help.</div>
<div>At 10:28 AM -0800 11/20/03, sean keegan wrote:</div>
<blockquote type="cite" cite><font face="Arial" size="-1"
color="#000080">Just a question