The ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) approved this year 2019 that all public websites must be ADA Compliant. What do you think?
2019 is a start of an important victory for the disabled, of which an ADA mandatory compliance has been activated. This requires that digital devices especially Public websites that are developed for government , federal, state, local, ( which includes public schools) etc. MUST be ADA Compliant. This means that they must follow WCAG requirements to be available for the disabled. If they do not comply they will be fined any where from $50,000 to $75,000 for the first offense and up to $150,000 for the second offense. In addition to these fines they risk being sued by various people who are disabled.
It is predicted that the private sector of websites will have to also comply soon.
I for one am thrilled about this recent force, because too many people out there are not included in being able to access digital devices due to their disabilities. Other countries in the world have also activated some plans.
I am interested in knowing what the general population of experts, and business owners think about these requirements.