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Re: Compliance


From: julian.rickards@ndm.gov.on.ca
Date: Aug 11, 2004 8:10AM

One of our local colleges (in Canada, colleges do not mean universities but
are more technical in nature) has gone to great effort and expense to
provide teaching facilities for physically handicapped. I have not checked,
but I hope that they also have made their web site accessible. I personally
believe that colleges and universities are public institutions and
therefore, their web sites should be accessible, whether or not it is a
legal requirement. Likely, however, you are asking a legal question which I
cannot answer.

Julian Rickards
A/Digitial Publications Distribution Coordinator
Publication Services Section,
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines,
Vox: 705-670-5608 / Fax: 705-670-5960

-----Original Message-----
From: rc
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 9:27 AM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: [WebAIM] Compliance

I manage a Community College website. How compliant do we need to be. We
all "should be" 508 or are we level one and "should" aim for 508?

Help! How do I measure this? I see us reaching some level but it seems to
be unobtainable?