December 17, 2015
For over a decade, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been advocating for standardized website development and content to increase the accessibility of the Internet for those with disabilities.
But consent decrees and/or settlement agreements for inaccessible websites have hit Target, Amazon.com, PeaPod, Netflix, H&R Block, Hilton International and many other corporations over the past few years. In fact, overlooking easy-to-do tasks such as adding alt-text and headings cost Target $6 million to settle a class action suit filed by the National Federation of the Blind.
Ultimately, compliance with the DOJ and the American Disabilities Act (ADA) is not just about better serving the individuals with vision or hearing issues—it’s about providing a better web user experience for everyone.
The importance of an inclusive user experience
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By Rashaud Brooks