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Re: accessible version of website


From: glen walker
Date: Apr 28, 2020 3:54PM

Note that the Air Carrier Access Act (US law) says that the "primary" site
must be accessible. That's why the airline was fined.

See page 2 of

As we all know, WCAG is just a set of guidelines, not a law. The
"understanding conformance" section talks about an alternative version of a
website being acceptable from a conformance perspective.


But that has nothing to do with actual laws, such as the ACAA, which
requires the primary site, not the alternative version, to be accessible.

On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 3:20 PM L Snider < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:

> Just adding this lawsuit...it isn't the same thing, but this airline
> got fined for doing two websites, one 'accessible' and the other
> wasn't (I am paraphrasing). I am not a lawyer, and this may be
> different, but the concept of two different sites is the same.
> https://www.transportation.gov/briefing-room/dot7418
> This takes us back to the late 90s/early 2000s, when there was the
> text only version and the 'regular' website...never did it,
> recommended against separate but equal in terms of websites.
> Cheers
> Lisa