Court of Appeal rules many websites must be coded to let blind people use them

Restaurants, hotels and other businesses that serve the public in California must make their websites accessible to the blind, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday. The 1990 federal law prohibiting discrimination against the disabled in any place of “public accommodation” applies to websites where people can make reservations, said the Second District Court of Appeal […]

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Senators continue CUNA-backed push for ADA website clarity

A group of U.S. Senators followed up their September 2018 letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Wednesday, continuing to urge the agency to take action to promote clarity, compliance and accessibility regarding how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to websites. Credit unions around the country have faced lawsuits due to the uncertainty, and CUNA […]

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When our wheelchair-access Uber didn’t show up, we were stranded overnight | Perspective

Uber is now offering helicopter rides, which is awesome. But that wasn’t much comfort while I spent the night in a parking lot with a friend who uses a wheelchair and our Uber never showed up. Uber has opened up possibilities for creative problem solvers worldwide. It’s shown that digital services can go beyond offering convenience […]

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Grassley, Senators Seek Updates & Further Action on Justice Department Efforts to Clarify Website Accessibility Under ADA

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr seeking updates on the Justice Department’s efforts to clarify whether and how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to websites. Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) also joined the letter. […]

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Business groups urge Supreme Court to wade into ADA website litigation fray

(Reuters) – Pro-business and right-leaning public interest groups don’t exactly agree on who should set standards for how accessible websites and mobile apps must be to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Cato Institute pins blame on the Justice Department for failing to write regulations to guide businesses on website accessibility. The U.S. […]

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Businesses face lawsuits over website accessibility

Last fall, Jason McKee was bouncing around business ideas with two friends when they realized something: all three had a family member or friend with a disability, that made it difficult to access the internet. They soon discovered something else: people with disabilities, specifically those who are blind or visually impaired, were filing Americans with Disabilities Act […]

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