Do Disability Laws Apply to the Web?By Thibodeau, Patrick; PC World,
Publication Date: November 6, 2002
Article discusses a federal judge’s rejection of a lawsuit contending that Southwest Airlines violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by having a website that was inaccessible to people who are blind or have low vision. Representatives of a disability advocacy group called Access Now were concerned that Southwest’s cluttered website made it difficult for people who are blind or have low vision to use assistive technology such as screen readers, which convert on-screen text to voice output, to view the site. A United States District Court Judge in Florida contended that the ADA only concerned physical spaces, and did not apply to cyberspace. The judge ultimately left the case in the hands of Congress.
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