Accessibility: It s the Law

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Maximum Accessibility: Making Your Web Site More Usable for Everyone
By John M. Slatin,, Sharron Rush
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Chapter 3.  Accessibility in Law and Policy


Accessibility: It's the Law!

This chapter presents an overview of the public policy and legal issues that contribute to the development of Web accessibility standards. You will find pertinent information about:

  • The disability rights movement in the United States.

  • The Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

  • Educational mandates.

  • The evolution of laws related to disability rights.

  • The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

  • The Telecommunications Act of 1996.

  • Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, amended 1998.

  • The U.S. Access Board.

  • The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0.

  • The development of policies in Australia, the European Union, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

  • Legal challenges over access to Internet resources.

  • Other methods for ensuring access to information technology.


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    Maximum Accessibility(c) Making Your Web Site More Usable for Everyone
    Maximum Accessibility: Making Your Web Site More Usable for Everyone: Making Your Web Site More Usable for Everyone
    ISBN: 0201774224
    EAN: 2147483647
    Year: 2002
    Pages: 128

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