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Olympic Web site faces accessibility court case

Olympic Web site faces accessibility court case

The Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) is facing a damages claim for publishing a Web site that was not accessible to people with visual impairments. They and site technology partner IBM are accused of breaching section 24 of the country’s disability act.

The Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (SOCOG) is facing a damages claim for publishing a Web site that was not accessible to people with visual impairments. They and site technology partner IBM are accused of breaching section 24 of the country’s disability act.

UK Fundraising readers will know that the UK also has a disability discrimination act, and that it explicitly covers access to Web sites.

Find out more about the court case against SOCOG in Battle to be equal by Caroline White at The Guardian. Read UK Fundraising’s coverage of Web site accessibility issues.

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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