Section 508 Working Group will (finally)
survey all agencies in the executive branch for Section 508 compliance. Perhaps after this, they'll finally extend Section 508 to cover
the legislative branch (which includes Congress). The article to which I link has this great line that
sums up my attitude towards Web accessibility:
Web sites are updated so frequently that accessibility should be an integral part of site design
rather than a periodic tweak, said Ali Qureshi, Web systems branch manager for House Information Resources.
Please pardon the hiatus in site updates. I've been ill and am slowly recovering.
I will attempt to catch up and post news as regularly as my condition permits.
First, the big news is that the
National Council on Disability
(NCD) announced that
the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to commercial and other private Web sites.
NCD's statement is based upon a policy paper
they released that analyzes the legal background and implications of the ADA's
applicability to private sector Web sites.
Patrick Lauke at
pointed out other important news I missed. The
is bringing to court the
UK's first case against an inaccessible private sector site.
It's too early for details, but it should prove interesting to watch how this case develops!
Lasting link for 07-11-03