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Most UK Web Sites Are Illegal
UK Disability Discrimination legislation includes specific accessibility requirements for website owners which are rarely followed currently. However, with surveys showing that up to 80% of UK sites are in breach of the requirements and threats of prosecutions, how long can small businesses continue to ignore the law? Berkshire Internet Consultant, Graeme Rhodes, explains why a legal website is good for business and how the cost of compliance can be minimised.
(PRWEB) June 11, 2006 — It’s one of the best kept secrets on the web, but following the final implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) in 2004 UK website owners have been legally obliged to provide universal access to the services that may be accessed via their sites. This means that your business’ website must be user-friendly to everyone, regardless of any visual or hearing impairment or any other disability that could affect their use of the site.
The scale of the impact of this legislation has been illustrated in research undertaken by the Disability Rights Commission (DRC) which found that 80% of sites sampled were in breach of the law with many being virtually impossible for disabled people to use. In fact, the code of practice governing the specific section of the DDA relating to accessible websites was actually published in 2002, so many of these site owners could have been breaking the law for up to four years.
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Asbestos (a misapplication of Latin: asbestos "quicklime" from Greek ἄσβεστος: a-, "not"; sbestos, "extinguishable") describes any of a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals of the hydrous magnesium silicate variety. The name is derived for its historical use in lamp wicks; the resistance of asbestos to fire has long been exploited for a variety of purposes. Asbestos occurs naturally in many forms; it is mined from metamorphic rocks.
Clifton resident Elannah Rood is not allowed to play outside during the day because her mother, Deborah Rood, is afraid the 6-year-old will inhale toxic fibers.
Just up from the Roods' home on Braddock Road, construction workers are building King's Chapel on a large deposit of naturally occurring asbestos, a yellowish dirt that contains fibers the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has labeled as “harmful to human health” if released into the air.
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Safety Photos of hazards in the workplace 01/06/2006
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WANTED – PHOTOS OF COMPUTER WORKSTATIONS, Untidy offices, Display screen equipment, (DSE, VDU) lap top set ups, broken equipment, printers, copiers, shredders.