Sunday, September 10, 2006

And accessibility for all.....

I guess it was only a matter of time before the issue of accessibility came around and bit us, and hard. I am one who fully agrees that everyone has the right to everything, even those with disabilities. It just shocked me today when I read the article about the lawsuit brought forth against Target by The National Federation of the Blind. The article states that a judge has ruled that "any place of business that provides services, such as the opportunity to buy products on a website, is now, a place of accommodation and therefore falls under the ADA(Americans with Disabilities Act)".
This lawsuit is about someone who is vision impared not being able to use Target's website to buy anything because they are not compliant with Section 508, the accessibility standard. For web developers like myself, this means that I have more to learn, especially with regards to making all the websites I produce, accessible.

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