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Tuesday, October 05, 2004
US: Accessibility legislation doesn't apply to web - court  
A disappointing ruling here, which the LibrarianInBlack points to:

[quote] ...the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a lower court's decision from October 2002, which concluded that Web sites cannot be required to comply with the 1991 disabilities law. An advocacy group for the blind had sued Southwest Airlines, seeking a redesign of its Web site. [/quote]

I've become more interested in accessibility recently, and it's a big issue for NZ government agencies. Pity that this court seems to be reversing the trend towards greater access.