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Adam Turner

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

Accessibility


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

 

EU | Digital accessibility might be 2020's most important marketing trend

Six months from now, the European Union’s Web Accessibility Directive will take effect. It was passed in 2016 and mandates that public sector websites and mobile applications in EU member countries must be user-friendly to people who are blind, deaf or have certain other disabilities.

https://www.thedrum.com/opinion/2020/03/03/digital-accessibility-might-be-2020-s-most-important-marketing-trend

 

US | Accessibility Support Center offers students resources to succeed

In 1973, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act was passed. This was the first civil rights law to be enacted in the United States that banned discrimination, exclusion and/or segregation of those with disabilities as an act of discrimination.

https://www.uhclthesignal.com/wordpress/2020/03/03/accessibility-support-center-offers-students-resources-to-succeed/

 

US | Accessibility Lawsuits in Texas on the Rise

There has been a significant increase over the past few years in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility lawsuits, agency enforcement actions…

https://www.law.com/texaslawyer/2020/02/28/accessibility-lawsuits-in-texas-on-the-rise/?slreturn=20200205033827

 

US | Why Your Law Firm Website Must Be ADA Compliant

Web accessibility for people with disabilities or dysfunctions has become a chief concern for legal authorities and businesses, especially in this digital era.

https://www.legalreader.com/why-your-law-firm-website-must-be-ada-compliant/

 

UK | London Listed PLCs progress with website accessibility

Sitemorse has published its 2020 Q1 UK London-listed PLCs INDEX this week. The INDEX has been published quarterly since 2010 and ranks the websites of over 450 companies, based on User Experience, Search Engine Optimisation and Governance, Risk and Compliance. Overall, 31 companies improved the accessibility of their website, whilst 42 have seen it decline. The full 2020 Q1 UK London-listed PLCs results can be found here:

https://sitemorse.com/index/uk-london-listed-plcs/2020-q1

Training

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