[K12OSN] IE requirement

Nakashima pnakashi at k12.hi.us
Mon May 24 18:54:14 UTC 2004

On Mon, 24 May 2004, Access Systems wrote:

> I have not tested this so I cannot be sure your site does or does not
> comply but in a public at least school setting you must comply with
> section 508 of the rehab act and IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities
> Education Act) which have some pretty strict rules about cross platform
> capabilities (as far as I have been able to check, K12OSN meets these) but
> much of M$ cannot especially IE.
> the easiest check is to see if the site will run (native, not emulated) in
> PINE for e-mail and LYNX as a browser.  if not you could be in serious
> violation of Federal law... for more details see www.W3C.org/WAI

I hear you and I agree. The one out our district probably has is, these
sites are for internal school administration, not public use. I'm not sure
the law applies in that case. I would love it if it did. Does anyone
know? That could be the "big stick" we've been looking for.

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