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