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Where do they come from?

Accessibility guidelines originate with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in everyday activities, such as buying an item at the store, going to the movies, enjoying a meal at a local restaurant, exercising at the health club, or having the car serviced at a local garage.



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for Saturday, April 14, 2007


School web sites fail accessibility test
eSchool Online - School web sites fail accessibility test Only 14 percent of nation's top universities reportedly meet W3C accessibility guidelines By Justin Appel, Assistant Editor, eSchool News

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As the Hispanic population grows, agencies create separate Web sites to help reach out (Government Computer News)
The Hispanic population in the United States is more than 43 million and is expected to keep growing. The mangers of the General Services Administration s FirstGov en Espa ol Web site are gearing up to ensure the government can reach out to them.

Legal Precedent Set for Web Accessibility
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US dilemma over Thai coup (Asia Times)
NEW YORK - The bloodless coup against a democratically elected government in Thailand last month has forced the United States to review its military relations and suspend aid to one of Washington's long-standing political allies in Southeast Asia.

Renovation Study Reveals Shortcomings of School Site
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