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Re: No decision from the Appeals court

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From: Glenda
Date: Sep 28, 2004 11:40AM


Jared,

Is there any way WEBAIM could do a press release countering the media's
current interpretation of the decision? Sounds like the media could undo
all the hard work we've all been doing. And, mention that web accessibility
is not only for those using screen readers. Seems like other disabilities
get ignored in these court cases.

Cheers,
Glenda
-----Original Message-----
From: Jared Smith [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ]
Sent: Tuesday, September 28, 2004 9:27 AM
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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