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I think we will have to wait for some decent case law before
we fully realise how this will effect web designers. A recent article in
computer weekly 'Ignoring disabled
web access will lead to legal action, warns DRC' illustrates that this
might not be too far away..
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However, if it comes to court, the case will - in my mind anyway
- have to be made about specific features that are or aren't discriminating, and
not (just) general principles. As I said - and I don't think we're disagreeing
here, just want to spell it out - you *can* design for the majority, as long as
you ensure that your design degrades gracefully and meaningfully for the
minorities. Otherwise, you just end up design to the lowest of the lowest common
denominators, and we may as well just do unstyled html 2.0 or
LaukeWebmaster / University of Salfordhttp://www.salford.ac.uk
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[Maybe Spam] RE: [WSG] print headers/footers It was not
Barbara's features I was highlighting (please don't take that the wrong way),
just the fact that generally designing a web site for a majority,
inherently means you are discriminating against a minority.
Minorities rule in a court of
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