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First, I wouldn't worry too much. This is going to be tied up in
ligation for quite awhile.  Second, most school sites are probably
already 'in compliance', unless you've allowed your art and graphics
arts departments to run wild on your pages. If evey image has
alternate captions and there are clear navigation buttons (also with
alternate text), I think your pages will be useful to all. I'm sure
there are more things that can be done to make a webpage easier to
use by the visually or physically handicapped.

The rational for regulating the layout of the web outside of the
Federal Government probably won't hold up in court. The fact that the
government paid for the initial startup of the Internet does not mean
they 'own' it.

Dan Robinson
Indexing Services
H.W. Wilson Company
Bronx, NY

On  2 May 99 at 22:25, Frances Cullom Harper wrote:

> The following URL was sent to me by a friend who has sent me reliable
> information in the past. This appears to be legitimate information as well.
> As I understand it, this could dramatically impact how we must create our
> own webpages in the future - including school and personal pages - and
> might force many webmasters to discontinue their webpages simply because
> we/they don't have the time or server space to create or recreate pages
> that would satisfy these requirements.
> Read it for yourself and draw your own conclusions. Someone please tell me
> I have misinterpreted something and there is nothing to be concerned about.
> Perhaps there is additional information that is not disclosed here.
> http://www.freedomforum.org/technology/1999/4/30handicapaccess.asp
> Frances Harper, Media Specialist
> Southwood Elementary
> 5850 NC Hwy 8
> Lexington, NC 27292
> fharper@lexcominc.net

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