The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
As a website developer, it is good practice to develop websites to be disability friendly.
Websites need to follow ADA Compliant Disability Accessible Act. It matters to people who have disabilities and use specific gadgets and software to browse the web. Including alternative text, using a minimum size of 16 font, image descriptions, and captions help disabled visitors navigate a website.
The Department of Justice published guidance on web accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which explains how state and local governments (entities covered by ADA Title II) and businesses open to the public (entities covered by ADA Title III) can make sure their websites are accessible to people with disabilities in line with the ADA’s requirements.
Therefore, website ADA compliance is necessary to ensure that people with disabilities have access to the same opportunities as everyone else, and to ensure that websites are accessible to people with disabilities in line with the ADA’s requirements.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It was signed into law by President George Bush in 1990, and it’s America’s law regarding accessibility and civil rights for people with disabilities, including web accessibility. The ADA requires that newly constructed and altered state and local government facilities, places of public accommodation, and commercial facilities be readily accessible and usable to individuals with disabilities. The ADA also adopted revised enforceable accessibility standards called the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards or Standards) guide how to make facilities accessible. These standards ensure that people with disabilities have access to the same opportunities as everyone else. For example, they guide how to make parking lots, restrooms, and other public areas accessible to people with disabilities. Additionally, the ADA requires that service animals be allowed in public places and that businesses provide reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.
To learn more about the ADA Compliant Disability Accessible Act click here.