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 something.

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> 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 law.
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