Web Accessibility is gaining popularity in the digital market. Slowly businesses are identifying the untapped spending potential of people with disabilities. On the other hand people with disabilities began demanding for their basic rights without discriminating from their fellow citizens. Disability Discrimination Act of 1992 (Australia), Equality Act of 2010 (United Kingdom) and The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 1990 and many other laws through out the globe are enforced to ensure that the goods and services are provided to individuals with disabilities without discrimination. Though many organizations already integrated accessibility into their project life cycle to ensure that the online and customer facing websites are accessible, still there is a long way to go.
As we are almost at the end of year 2014, have a look at legal cases, settlements and agreements in regard with digital accessibility across the globe.
Note: All the links below navigate to external website
- Westpac Bank Australia for inaccessible banking app
- Coles Retail store Australia
- Peapod online Grocery Store US
- Wellpoint legal settlement
- ACB case against GSA
- New York government and 12 banks into agreement for accessible banking services for people with visual challenges
- EBay and NFB into settlement for accessible apps and websites
Any other settlements you are aware of? sent the relevent links to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add to the list.