[thelist] the use of lynx

martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com martin.p.burns at uk.pwcglobal.com
Wed Feb 27 05:43:00 CST 2002

Memo from Martin P Burns of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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Subject:    Re: [thelist] the use of lynx

>Here's Joe Clark's reader's guide to the Sydney Olympics
>accessibility complaint. http://www.contenu.nu/socog.html
>The case won in court, and Australian courts are *much* less
>litigant-friendly than US courts. This is why the fine was only
>$20,000 - we don't go for huge settlements here.

Also because there's a getout in the AU law about being
unreasonably onerous - if you can convince the court that it
would unreasonably damage you financially to comply, you
get away with a lot more. SOCOG brought forward IBM witnesses
to claim that to make the site accessible would cost AU$1m. Now that's
somewhat laughable, but the court was convinced.


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