While accessibility lawsuits have been filed since the ADA was first enacted, most lawsuits dealt with discrimination and physical barriers. This has changed in recent years.
US Senators Elizabeth Warren and Lindsey Graham introduced the Digital Consumer Protection Commission Act in July 2023. This Act aims to regulate the Big Tech industry, including the areas of privacy and digital accessibility.
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, also known as the AODA, is a law that seeks to ensure people with disabilities have the same access and opportunities as everyone else in Ontario, Canada.
Although there are a number of places who have adopted different standards into their accessibility laws, the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines remain the most well-known and have been named as the guidelines to follow in countries all around the world. This blog contains an overview of what digital accessibility regulations look like worldwide.
This blog summarises the NDA’s key findings and recommendations as outlined in Ireland’s first monitoring report published in December 2021.