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**World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
 
**World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
 
**Explains how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities
 
**Explains how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities
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== University System of Georgia ==
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*[http://www.usg.edu/siteinfo/accessibility_tutorial Accessibility Tutorial]
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*[http://www.usg.edu/siteinfo/higher_education_the_americans_with_disabilities_act_and_section_508 Higher Education, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 508]
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*[http://www.usg.edu/siteinfo/web_accessibility_and_persons_with_disabilities Web Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities]
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== World Laws ==
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*[http://lflegal.com/2013/05/gaad-legal/ Digital Accessibility Laws Around the Globe], including:
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** UN Treaties
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**Argentina
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**Australia and New Zealand
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**Brazil
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**Canada
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**Denmark
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**European Union
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**Holland (The Netherlands)
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**Iceland
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**India
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**Japan
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**Netherlands (see Holland)
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**Philippines
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**United Kingdom
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**United States

Revision as of 14:00, 9 December 2015

Laws and Guidelines

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    • Civil Rights Law
    • U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), Office of Civil Rights (OCR)
    • Covers places of public accommodation
    • Courts have ruled intent of ADA includes the internet
  • Section 503
    • Civil Rights Law
    • Rehabilitation Act, as amended
    • U.S. Department of Labor (DoL)
    • Refrain from discrimination in employment, including contractors and subcontractors hired to do work for you
  • Section 504
    • Civil Rights Law
    • U.S. Department of Education (DoE)
    • Applies to colleges, universities, trade schools
    • No otherwise qualified individual with a disability shall (by reason of his/her disability) be excluded from participation in, denied benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any program or activity
  • Section 508
    • Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998
    • U.S. Access Board
    • Electronic, information and communications technology must be equally accessible to people with and without disabilities
    • Section 508 Refresh underway; expected to "incorporate by reference" WCAG 2.0
  • Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA)
    • Telecommunications law
    • Communications Act of 1934, updated for 21st century technologies
    • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
    • Video previously broadcast on television with closed captions must also be closed captioned when delivered over the internet
  • Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0
    • International guidelines, best practices
    • World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI)
    • Explains how to make web content more accessible to people with disabilities

University System of Georgia

World Laws

  • Digital Accessibility Laws Around the Globe, including:
    • UN Treaties
    • Argentina
    • Australia and New Zealand
    • Brazil
    • Canada
    • Denmark
    • European Union
    • Holland (The Netherlands)
    • Iceland
    • India
    • Japan
    • Netherlands (see Holland)
    • Philippines
    • United Kingdom
    • United States