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What is the ADA?

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • 7 September 2021
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What is the ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a United States civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public. The purpose of the law is to make sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities regarding public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications.

What is WCAG?

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

  • 1 June 2021
  • Number of views: 522
What is WCAG?

WHAT IS WCAG?

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) are internationally-adopted standards developed and published by the Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), in collaboration with individuals, governments and organizations around the globe. The goal of these recommendations is providing a single shared standard to make internet content and digital assets more accessible, primarily for people with disabilities that impact their online experience. The basis of these guidelines are four principles which form the acronym “POUR:” Perceivable, Operable, Understandable, Robust.

Increase in ADA related Insurance Claims

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • 1 October 2020
  • Number of views: 1086
Increase in ADA related Insurance Claims

By Erin Ayers, Advisen

Website accessibility claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are rising as commerce shifts online but businesses can take proactive measures to avoid accessibility claims.

“We’ve seen a huge uptick in litigation in this area, more than in other privacy areas,” said Kara L. Hilburger, attorney and privacy compliance leader at Beckage Law during a recent webinar. Title III of the ADA prohibits restrictions on disabled individuals’ access to places of public accommodation.

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