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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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European Union’s Mandate 376

In December 2005, the European Union’s European Commission requested that The European Standardization Organizations establish standards to supports accessibility requirements for public procurement of products and services throughout the jurisdiction of the European Union. Established in support of eEurope and eAccessibility Resolutions that are striving to improve Information and Communication Technology accessibility through legislation, the […]

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United Kingdom Equality & Accessibility

The United Kingdom has several anti-discrimination and communication acts and has established new legislation to keep pace with new technology and practices in the 21st Century. These acts include combining over 100 anti-discrimination acts into one Equality Act, creating a standard on website accessibility, and establishing a new communication act and regulatory system. Equality Act […]

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Web Content Accessibility Guidelines: Understanding WCAG 2.0

From Web Accessibility Initiative – “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Overview.” What You Need to Know Under the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) developed the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to produce standards and guidelines to make the web accessible for people with disabilities. WCAG 2.0 focuses on website […]

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Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act

From United States Access Board – “Section 508: The Law” The Law The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 was the first major legislative effort to secure an equal playing field for individuals with disabilities. Section 508 of the act, as now amended (1998), requires that United States Federal Government employees with disabilities must have access to […]

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Title III of the ADA

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. Its purpose was to break down the barriers people with disabilities faced on a daily basis. While Title I of the ADA prohibits employers to discriminate against a person with a disability and Title II of the ADA requires public […]

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Title II of the ADA

The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted by President George H.W. Bush in 1990. Its purpose was to break down barriers for people with disabilities faced on a daily basis. While Title I prohibits employers to discriminate against a person with a disability, Title II of the ADA requires public entities be accessible to […]

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The Americans with Disabilities Act

Photo credit: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling down” President George H.W. Bush at the Signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act Description – 26 July 1990 – President Bush signs the Americans with Disabilities Act on the South Lawn of the White House. Sharing the […]

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CVAA – Communications and Video Accessibility Act Explained

Introduction to the CVAA On October 8, 2010, President Obama signed the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) into law. The mission of the CVAA was to update accessibility laws from the 1980s and 90s and make them current with today’s technology. CVAA promotes equitable use for people with disabilities and strives to […]

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