[Gllug] Argos site

John Hearns john.hearns at cern.ch
Wed Jul 31 13:04:23 UTC 2002

On Wed, 2002-07-31 at 14:25, Alain Williams wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 31, 2002 at 01:15:53PM +0100, Stephen Harker wrote:
> > Just wondering, but would a blind person be able to sue the movie industry for 
> > making films that are not accessible to them? Could a deaf person sue the 
> > music industry for making albums that are not accessible to deaf people?
> How about a man on the dole sueing [insert name of expensive shop/service here]
> because their products are not accessible to him since he can't afford them.

Actually,on another LUG group I'm on Anne Possoz asked a question about
British laws on website accessibility:


Je lis ceci dans une mailing liste redhat:

> > BTW, there is a law now in Germany (in Switzerland already more than
> > year) that internet sites must be constructed in a way that impaired
> > persons can access all the information on it. I fully support this.
> thats being bought in over here in the UK compulsory in about 1 years
> time I think?

Est-ce que quelqu'un est au courant? Je suis vivement intéressée si
cette loi existe vraiment. Je pourrais ainsi faire pressions plus
efficacement pour que les pages web soient accessibles aussi aux
Alors, si jamais quelqu'un a un pointeur officiel...


Quick translation-
"Is anyone up-to-date with this?
I am truly interested if this law really exists. 
I can also (can't translate) if the web pages will also be accessible to
partially sighted people.
So, if anyone has a pointer to anything official.."

Anyone on GLLUG got a pointer to British law for Anne?

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