[K12OSN] IE requirement

Access Systems accessys at smart.net
Mon May 24 19:01:52 UTC 2004

On Mon, 24 May 2004, Nakashima wrote:

if you recieve ANY Federal funding, or have any staff or children with
disabilities using adaptive computer software or hardware then it will

it also applies if the school system communicates with parents using
e-mail or websites since parents may or may not be the ones with

it also opens one up to the potential charge of discrimination. and it is
taken seriously by the feds, and local human rights commissions


> 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.
> --Peter
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