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A new draft code of practice for the UK's Disability Discrimination Act suggests that organisations may be legally obliged to provide websites that are accessible to disabled people.
The act itself makes no specific mention of web sites but the new code, which offers guidance on sections of the act due to come into force in October 2004, refers to e-commerce sites. It says: "An airline company provides a flight reservation and booking service to the public on its website. This is a provision of a service and is subject to the act."

According to observers, although the draft is not an infallible interpretation of the act but the courts would almost certainly consider it a guide. It could therefore help resolve the question of whether or not websites would be subject to the same law that obliges service providers to ensure that "a physical feature is not making their service impossible or unreasonably difficult for disabled people to use".To read the code see: