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Unpublished Paper
Application of the ADA to Websites: Congress Should Rely on the Standards Created by the World Wide Consortium
ExpressO (2012)
  • Mara'D A Smith
Abstract
Congress created the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 to assure equality of opportunity and independent living to those with physical or mental abilities. Although the roots of the Internet were growing rapidly when Congress passed the ADA, the World Wide Web did not become popular until the mid 1990s. Congress has not yet updated the ADA to clearly cover websites, and the current regulations that ensure access for disabled persons to physical locations do not clearly apply to websites. This paper argues that Congress should rely on the World Wide Web Consortium standards when revising the ADA to address websites.
Keywords
  • Americans with Disabilities Act,
  • Website accommodation
Disciplines
Publication Date
December 14, 2012
Citation Information
Mara'D A Smith. "Application of the ADA to Websites: Congress Should Rely on the Standards Created by the World Wide Consortium" ExpressO (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/marad_smith/1/