New York and a web site accessibility law

Spitzer Agreement to Make Web Sites Accessible to the Blind and Visually Impaired The NY Attorney General opined that the Americans With Disabilities Act requires that private web sites be accessible to blind and visually impaired Internet users. The ADA generally dictates that all “places of public accommodation” and all “goods, services, facilities, privileges, advantages, or accommodations” of places of public accommodation, must be made accessible to disabled citizens, absent undue hardship.

This is a change from the attitude in the past, which was that only government sponsored web sites had to comply with ADA requirements. While it only applies to New York, it may spread to other states as well as time passes.

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