Target.com Loses Accessibility Law Suit

4 Oct 2007 - 2:07pm
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Daniel Yang
2007

Since today seems to be an introductory day, I'm relatively new to
the list as well.

I noticed there was finally a ruling on this case. Not sure of the
ramifications yet though, but this may be a major shift for any web
business, at least in California. Instead of accessibility being a
best practice issue it may become a legal one even outside of
government work.

http://www.901am.com/2007/court-rules-against-target-on-website-
accessibility-lawsuit.html

-Dan

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9 Oct 2007 - 5:04pm
Andrei Herasimchuk
2004

On Oct 8, 2007, at 6:38 AM, pauric wrote:

> I feel its going to be more fruitful to address the point of failure
> not the system. The underlying system will change, the issue of
> deficient vision does not. That point of failure lies between the
> user and the system presentation layer. I think I'll call this
> approach User Centered Design (o;

You can call it whatever you want, it doesn't change anything. You're
still advocating to address the "point of failure" by adding another
system on top of it to interpret the presentation layer instead of
just making the presentation layer work for the disabled.

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Andrei Herasimchuk

Principal, Involution Studios
innovating the digital world

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9 Oct 2007 - 6:20pm
.pauric
2006

I'd like to understand your definition of 'disabled' Andrei.

A system cant be all things to all people, it will fail being useful
to anyone in particular.

Should we ditch the mouse and keyboard for people without fine
control of their muscles? A clickless interface for everyone? And
for the hard of hearing - should the system have full voice
recognition? And of course.. what we're really talking about here..
that sub group of 'the disabled' with reduced vision... OS's that
talk to you.

I present to you the 'Disabled' friendly computer
http://tinyurl.com/2wecy4

OS's are platforms, on to which we build applications. Applications
are solutions to unique/specific problems. Addressing the needs of a
specific user group is best served with a platform wide solution dont
you think? Andrei.. Andrei.. give me your answer true (o;

:-p

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9 Oct 2007 - 6:24pm
.pauric
2006

Sorry "Addressing the needs of a specific user group is -NOT- best
served with a platform wide solution dont you think?"

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