The Department of Justice (DOJ) published the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design in September 2010. These standards state that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.
Is ADA compliance mandatory?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law passed in 1990 established protections for people with disabilities. … There is a common misconception that some buildings have been “grandfathered”, and are not required to comply with ADA; but ADA does not protect buildings built before passage of the Act.
What does ADA compliant mean for websites?
This means that your website needs to be accessible to people who have disabilities that affect their hearing, vision or physical capacities. Recently, a ruling has been passed declaring the official standard of website accessibility for businesses.
What are the ADA regulations?
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law in 1990. The ADA is a 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.
Do all business have to be ADA compliant?
Does Your Small Business Need to be ADA Compliant? The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires businesses to make “reasonable accommodations” for people with qualified disabilities, but only if those businesses fit certain guidelines.