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What Federal civil rights laws cover the obligations of postsecondary institutions to develop and maintain accessible websites?

What Federal civil rights laws cover the obligations of postsecondary institutions to develop and maintain accessible websites?

DO-IT Factsheet #1235
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In most cases of discrimination on the basis of disability in a postsecondary institution, and certainly in web accessibility cases, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (§504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be appropriate avenues for bringing a complaint. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) [1] has responsibility for enforcing both these federal laws in public educational settings and would hear a complaint regarding inaccessible websites.

Note: This article is an excerpt from the larger AccessIT document Web Accessibility and Individuals with Disabilities in Postsecondary Education: The Legal Issues [2].

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