United States to legislate on web accessibility

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Last month marked the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). At the time of its enactment, the legislation was a landmark, and it is still considered of global importance.

Dating from 1990, the ADA makes no reference to website accessibility, as the public internet did not then exist. Now, the US Department of Justice has announced that there will be new specific rule-markings regarding website accessibility for public and private entities.

While this is several years behind places like the European Union, it is very good news to see that the US Government is starting to take website accessibility seriously.

Read more at the US Department of Justice website (opens in new window).

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