[thelist] Website Govt. Regulations/Requirements

Burhan Khalid thelist at meidomus.com
Mon May 30 05:54:48 CDT 2005

Paul Waring wrote:
> On 5/30/05, Burhan Khalid <thelist at meidomus.com> wrote:
>>   Other than 508, are there any other requirements for public websites?
>>  Do they need to validate? etc?
> I don't recall ever hearing that having valid XHTML/CSS is a
> requirement for public web sites, although usually it makes meeting
> the other standards a lot easier if your code already validates.
> What specific country are you thinking about? Over here in the UK we
> have the Disability Discrimination Act which would mean your site
> would have to be accessible to people with disabilities such as
> partial/no vision, although I think there's a get-out clause if the
> cost of compliance is unreasonable/impractical (e.g. the Ministry of
> Sound site would have a hard time making all of its content accessible
> to people who are hard of hearing).

We are developing a site for a client US company, HQ outside of US that 
is doing business with the US govt., so I'm looking for US govt. 
regulations in particular.

Thanks for the information :)

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