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Air Carrier Access Act: How Does It Affect Web Accessbility

Under the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) was established in 1986 to ensure that United States and foreign air carriers do not discriminate against people on the basis of disability. Recently, the DOT has made new implementations to the act for continued accessibility in the airline industry. New […]

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Major Educational Institutions Continue to Settle ADA Web Accessibility Complaints

From U.S. Department of Education – “Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities” What You Need to Know The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has been reaching settlement agreements with educational institutions. The settlement agreements are based on complaints received about the educational institution’s […]

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State & Local Government Web Accessibility Complaint Repository

Settlement Agreements The United States Department of Justice has been reaching settlement agreements with all industry types. In 1999, the DOJ reached its first settlement agreement with Toledo, Ohio under their initiative Project Civic Access. With Project Civic Access, the DOJ has reached more than 200 settlement agreements with counties, cities, towns, and villages across […]

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International Accessibility Law Repository

Photo Credit: National Archives – 1949 Photo Description: Eleanor Roosevelt is pictured holding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a highly influential document that she helped create.* “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps […]

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Australian Accessibility Standards

The Commonwealth of Australia has established federal discrimination laws and accessibility acts to provide equal access to people with disabilities. The states of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia, Tasmania, Northern Territory, and Australian Capital Territory have established similar laws and acts under their respective governments to ensure continuous access and equality […]

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Canada’s Journey to Website Accessibility

To understand website accessibility laws in Canada, we start with the Canadian Disability Rights Movement, which began after the World War I when veterans who were disabled began returning home and needed accommodation and resources. It wasn’t until after World War II that accommodations and services for disabled veterans also began to apply to all […]

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Public & Private Web Accessibility Complaint Repository

The following list summarizes some of the many high profile Web Accessibility lawsuits and complaints filed by various public and private organizations. Check-in regularly for updates. eHarmony Lawsuit filed by: Mary West Year: 2015 Complaint: Disability discrimination on the basis of website accessibility Summary: The lawsuit was filed, alleging that eHarmony is discriminating against people […]

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Higher Education ADA Web Accessibility Lawsuit Repository

Lawsuits, Complaints, and Settlement Agreements Time and again, the United States Department of Justice has taken a stand on its position that websites fall under the definition of a place of accommodation as outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act. Proof of this testament can be seen in long list of settlements and interventions by […]

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Travel & Leisure Web Accessibility Lawsuit Repository

The following list summarizes some of the many high profile Web Accessibility Lawsuits and complaints filed in association with the Travel & Leisure industries. Check-in regularly for updates. Carnival Corporation Settled with: The U.S. Department of Justice Year: 2015 Complaint: Violation of the Americans with Disability Act Summary: Complaints were received that the Carnival Corporation […]

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