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FrankenTROLL fuds the disabled 13402


On 29 Oct 2005 11:00:08 -0700, Daeron

FrankenTROLL fuds the disabled 13403
BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 On Sat, 29 Oct 2005 14:24:34 -0500, Sorry Erik, that doesn't answer the question. The...

It's called Section 508. I understand you're not from the US, but as usual, you pretend to know what you're talking about without even a hint of knowledge.

Something to make the wintrolls happy :p 13405
Thomas Wootten That does make me happy. What makes me even more happy is you admitted it, and didn't deny it forever like many of these cola liars...

"In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual's ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others. It is recommended that you review the laws and regulations listed below to further your understanding about Section 508 and how you can support implementation."

No, screen readers, brail monitors and input devices, high contrast color schemes, magnifiers, so called "sticky keys" which let a person with one hand use key modifiers, on-screen input devices, text-to-speech and speech to text, and a lot more. Linux and OpenOffice have some of the technologies needed to help the disabled, but most third party software out there would have to be modified to work OpenOffice, and very few (if any?) third party buttistive technology devices work with Linux in general.

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Daeron Shame that Vanderbilt University had their *server* hacked. I always thought that Solaris was more secure...

I fail to see how your comment has anything to do with what I said.

Not at all. That's why I used words like "adequate".

While some form of those do exist, it's not a given that the implementations are actually USABLE by people with disabilties. For example, most apps have to be specially adapted to work with some of those.

Yes, and it's getting better. Just because a project exists to work on it, doesn't mean its already there.

Irrelevant. Section 508 is about GOVERNMENT documents, not private companies.

That's building standards, not information standards.


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