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Adam Turner

What’s been happening about accessibility in the news this week?

Accessibility Public sector


UK | How are UK and IE Universities progressing with website accessibility?

Sitemorse published it’s Q4 INDEX for UK & IE Universities in November. Only one university scored 7 or above (out of 10) and 71% scored less that 5. Universities have until 22 September 2020 to make their websites compliant with the law – new websites needed to be complaint from 22 September 2019.

Recent clarification from the Digital Cabinet Office is that all new content should have been compliant from 22 September 2019.

https://sitemorse.com/blog-article/9578/q4-2019-index-universities-happening-accessibility/

 

US | Legislation - Make - Websites Accessible and User-Friendly for Disabled Veterans

Congresswoman Elaine Luria (VA-02), Chair of the Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs Subcommittee, has introduced a bill that would direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study and submit a plan to Congress that would make VA websites accessible for disabled veteran.

https://luria.house.gov/media/press-releases/congresswoman-elaine-luria-introduces-legislation-requiring-plan-make-va

 

US | Is your website ADA-compliant?

Are you prepared to pay $100,000 in attorneys’ fees for your business’ discriminatory website?  That’s exactly what happened to Florida-based supermarket chain Winn-Dixie when a legally blind customer filed suit because he was unable to fully utilize the company’s website

https://signalscv.com/2020/01/is-your-website-ada-compliant-2/

 

UK | State of the Sector Report for UK and IE Universities

Sitemorse published its 2nd Sate of the Sector report looking at UK and IE Universities’ websites. With only one university achieving the target score of 7 (out of 10), it shows they have considerable work to do to make their websites compliant by the 22 September 2020 deadline.

The report can be downloaded from State of the Sector report for UK and IE Universities

 

US | Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal in Domino’s Mobile Accessibility Case

By refusing to hear Domino’s appeal, the Supreme Court left in place the Ninth Circuit’s ruling broadly interpreting mobile accessibility, a major defeat for businesses.  Based on the current state of the law, businesses must comply with website accessibility requirements for both their websites and mobile apps.

https://www.modernrestaurantmanagement.com/winter-2019-fb-legal-update/

 

US | Navigating the E-Commerce Challenges of ADA Compliance

The concept behind Web accessibility is straightforward: Just as the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that people with disabilities must be able to access public buildings and use the same services as able-bodied people, so too should people with disabilities be able to access and navigate the Internet.

https://chainstoreage.com/expert-insight-navigating-e-commerce-challenges-ada-compliance

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