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Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology

Did You Know?

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 applies to Internet resources.

If your Web site is publicly available - and most are - then it is subject to the accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA insists that no otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities shall, solely by reason of their disabilities, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in public programs and services. As the United States Department of Justice clarifies, "Covered entities that use the Internet for communications regarding their programs, goods, or services must be prepared to offer those communications through accessible means as well."

Source: ADA accessibility requirements apply to Internet Web pages. (1996). The Law Reporter, 10(6), 1053-1084

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