Technology: Website accessibility for the disabled

Retailers in particular need to make sure their websites are in line with new regulations

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is poised to issue regulations that will reshape websites across the U.S. It is only a matter of time before the DOJ mandates that websites will have to be accessible to the disabled. The meaning of accessibility and the deadline for accomplishing it will be addressed in the new regulations, which are expected within the next six to 12 months.

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) developed by the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) will likely be adopted by the DOJ or will play a substantial role in shaping the new website accessibility regulations. Accessibility issues addressed by the WCAG include, but are not limited to:

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Roland Juarez

Roland Juarez is a partner in Hunton & Williams LLP’s employment law practice in Los Angeles. He has extensive experience defending national retailers in ADA...

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Susan Joo

Susan Joo is an associate in Hunton & Williams LLP’s employment practice in San Francisco. Her ADA practice includes counseling clients in cutting-edge accessibility topics,...

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