The Internet Is The Next Frontier In Making The World Accessible To AllGet the Full StoryAs the Trump administration and Congress push to limit the Americans with Disabilities Act, others are pushing to expand the act’s provisions to the entire web.
Passed 27 years ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act mandates equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. Title III of the ADA specifically mandates that all public and private institutions and spaces render themselves accessible to those with sensory, cognitive, and physical limitations–think of Braille on store signs, sound-enabled walk signals, on-ramps carved into sidewalks. But over the past year and a half, a string of lawsuits filed on behalf of people with disabilities against companies indicates that one crucial space has been bypassed in effectively interpreting the purpose of the ADA: the internet.Read Full Story
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