The Graduate Club
155 Elm St
Web accessibility provides equal access and equal opportunity to people with diverse abilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act applies to websites as well as physical facilities. There has been a dramatic increase in lawsuits related to web accessibility. The industries primarily targeted in lawsuits include universities, retail businesses, financial institutions, medical facilities, gyms, and more. Unfortunately, there is no definitive standard for accessibility, but the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Version 2.0 with AA success criteria has become the presumptive standard. The program will include an overview of website accessibility, legal issues that can arise from an inaccessible website, and how to comply with guidelines to prevent future lawsuits under the Americans with Disabilities Act.