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Hey Spacey, Have You Tried This? Onideus Mad Hatter 26-07-2007
 Re: Hey Spacey, Have You Tried This? SpaceGirl Reply Send to a Friend   Print
 
Toby A Inkster wrote:
> SpaceGirl wrote:
>> Chaddy2222 wrote:
>>
>>> I actually am beginning to really wonder how well these laws regarding
>>> web accessibility  will be able to actually be  in forced. Here in
>>> Australia we now have a section in the disability discrimination  act
>>> that relates to websites, but they rely on the W3C's guidelines (which
>>> are rather poor) when it comes to a lot of this multimedia stuff. So
>>> what you say really highlights that point.
>> I suspect if this reached a test case in court, it would be dismissed.
>> It's totally unenforceable for modern multimedia web sites.
> 
> You're dead wrong.
> 
> The Bruce Lindsay Maguire vs Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic
> Games case was somewhat of a landmark case in the sphere of web
> accessibility. Although Maquire vs SOCOG only sets a legal precedent in
> Australia, it considered to be a model case by many internationally.
> 
> As a result of the case, SOCOG was legally obliged to add alt text to all
> images on its website and plain links in places where it had previously
> used a less accessible form of navigation.
> 
> See:
> http://humanrights.gov.au/disability_rights/decisions/comdec/2000/DD000120.htm
> 

Fair enough. Not applicable for non government sites, or the UK, or the 
US...


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