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Accessibility Bulletin Week 6 –government accessibility news from the UK and US

Accessibility


This week we take a look at what’s been happening in the UK and the US. 

 

US | California Attorney General Releases Modified CCPA Regulations

The regulations continue to emphasize accessibility as a critical component of consumer rights... The regulations specify that notices must be reasonably accessible to ... standards, such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, version 2.1 of ...

https://www.natlawreview.com/article/california-attorney-general-releases-modified-ccpa-regulations

 

UK | UK Local Gov. Q1 / 2020 Websites Audit

With less than 8 months until the deadline, 35% of local authority websites are in the red zone, 48% in orange and only 17% in the green. Only Harrogate Borough Council and North Devon Council scored 10 out of 10 for Accessibility.

Download this quarter’s State of the Sector Report 

 

US | Morgan Stanley Sued Over Website Access by Blind Woman

The complaint, which seeks $1 million in compensatory damages and $3 million in punitive damages, was filed on Friday by Georgann Gonoude, a Bronx resident who alleges she has been a client of Morgan Stanley

https://www.advisorhub.com/morgan-stanley-sued-over-website-access-by-blind-woman/

 

US | ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits Won’t Go Away in 2020

3-part series, my partner, Marty Orlick, Chair of JMBM's ADA Compliance and Defense Group, explains how we got from providing parking for disabled guests, to providing websites and mobile apps that can be accessed by potential guests who are blind or sight impaired

https://www.hotelnewsresource.com/article109164.html

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