[webproducers] Re: creating accessible websites and how it im pacts the project life cycle

Yes, I believe that's the case too. Otherwise, it wouldn't really be
enforcable except against the big players who would be natural targets
for lawsuits due to their size and bank accounts.



--- "Brad B. McCormick" <mccormickb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Actually, I believe the websites recieving any kind of FEDERAL
> FUNDING have
> to be accessible; that is, abide by the 508 standards.  
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Cortney Sellers [mailto:cortney@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Tuesday, May 04, 2004 4:18 PM
> To: webproducers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [webproducers] Re: creating accessible websites and how it
> impacts the project life cycle
> 
> 
> One note here that may be of interest to all....
> 
> Website accessibility is required by federal law.  While this is the
> case,
> some precedents are now being set which lay the groundwork for how
> accessible one has to be.  
> 
> It would be a great additional knowledge base for any web producer to
> have
> in their toolbox.  Many of the things are simple, easy to implement,
> and
> beneficial in multiple ways.  
> 
> The trick will be to know that your team has a clear understanding of
> accessibility from each of their tasks: design, development, testing,
> etc.
> 
> Cortney
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: webproducers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:webproducers-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of tonyzeoli
> Sent: Monday, May 03, 2004 11:04 PM
> To: webproducers@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [webproducers] Re: creating accessible websites and how it
> impacts
> the project life cycle
> 
> I'm assuming that he means what does is cost in extra development
> time to 
> take into consideration accessibility issues, for example making the
> site 
> compliant for the hearing or visibly impaired with either text or
> audio that
> 
> can be accessed automatically when you visit a web site.
> 
> I don't have any resources, but I'll look around. I did learn a
> little about
> 
> this in my last semester at NYU.
> 
> These types of issues are really relevant to the health care industry
> or the
> 
> government, whose regulations require that web sites need to be
> accessible 
> for the elderdly and the handicapped.
> 
> Tony Z.
> > Zahid,
> >  is there a chance you can re-phrase your wording.
> > 
> > "creating accessible websites impact on the project life cycle" --
> quite
> > possible it's me don't understand this.
> > Please elaborate.
> > 
> > Sergei
> > 
> > ********
> > Can anyone give me some advice on the subject creating accessible
> websites
> > impact on the project life cycle?
> > > Any useful  thoughts, websites, books and resources would be
> appreciated.
> > >
> > > still had no responses hmmmm .......... I wonder why ?
> > >
> > > Many Thanks
> > >
> > > Zahid Hossain
> > 
> >
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