Newsday: Making business websites accessible for the disabled

Small business columnist Jamie Herzlich writes at Newsday that “hundreds of companies, including at least three on Long Island, are facing lawsuits claiming their websites are not accessible to the disabled…The lawsuits are based on an interpretation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires that public accommodations be accessible to disabled people. While the 1990 law does not specifically address websites, the U.S. Department of Justice has maintained in past court filings that they are covered.” Tom Stebbins, the executive director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance told Newsday, “There needs to be [DOJ] guidance. Businesses across New York are completely unprotected, and they’re unprotected because they have no guidelines.”

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