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Re: No decision from the Appeals court


From: Raena Armitage
Date: Sep 30, 2004 8:59AM

On 01/10/2004, at 12:38 AM, michael.brockington wrote:

> Clearly the UK government doesn't think that they could apply this Act
> to web
> sites, as there is also recent legislation which states that all
> Governmental
> sites must reach WAI AA standard. This does not apply to commercial
> sites, or
> hobby sites of course. Yet.

The Act makes specific reference to "access to and use of means of
communication", and "access to and use of information services". It is
extremely similar to the Australian law, too.

Given the outcome of the Maguire vs SOCOG case I suspect it would be
highly unlikely that a UK court would find any different with the UK's