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Re: No decision from the Appeals court

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From: Sandy Clark
Date: Sep 28, 2004 11:16AM


I've actually gotten some emails from people in my community (ColdFusion)
asking me if this means they shouldn't worry about making their commercial
sites accessible. They way the media that is covering this is actually
miscovering up is leading to a lot of misinformation.


Sandy Clark
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-----Original Message-----
From: Jared Smith [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 12:27 PM
To: WebAIM Discussion List
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] No decision from the Appeals court


> They didn't rule on the public accommodation issue because the appeal
> didn't raise that issue. They dismissed the appeal on procedural
> grounds and did not consider the question of "public accommodation."

....and how much are these lawyers making?

The only thing more disappointing than the fact that the lawyers messed up
is the way in which the media is misinterpreting it. I don't read
"Disabilities Act doesn't cover Web..."
(http://news.zdnet.com/2100-9588_22-5384087.html) anywhere in the ruling.
The fact that the case was dismissed on procedural grounds does not mean
that it did not have merit.

Jared Smith
WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind)
Center for Persons with Disabilities
Utah State University

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