international legislation on Web access

Reading a few Bloggs on legislation effecting web accessibility around the world I was surprised to learn that in at least a countries, namely the Netherlands and Germany legislation applying to Government sites, all be it only those of central Government are retrospective, that all existing sites must also be made to comply. A move which the UK has always shyed away from in respect of the DDA, and not just on Websites. the view on access to goods and services in general has I think been that a reasonable consideration would be to make retrospective adjustments if and when the prove to be presenting a barrier and not before. or not at least until they under go pallned maintenance. Some background and links out here.

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