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RE: E-Week Article About Target Lawsuit

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From: Erika Noll Webb
Date: Sep 27, 2006 9:30AM


That does seem a bit outrageous. I guess it would depend on the underlying
technology, but I'm betting the numbers came from Target and probably
reflect the cost to tear down the entire site and completely rebuild it.

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[mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Jared Smith
Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2006 9:22 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] E-Week Article About Target Lawsuit

John E. Brandt wrote:
> My favorite quote is: But even if Target had a more sound defense to
> this litigation, why in the world would it want to pursue it?
>
> Read the article and pass it along:
>
> http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2019635,00.asp

That's a great summary of things. The author writes, "A site such as
Target's would likely cost anywhere from $800,000 to $2 million to make
accessible." Any idea where these numbers come from? That price tag sure
seems a bit high to me, at least if we're talking about some moderate level
of accessibility.

Jared


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