Seyfarth Synopsis: NYC recently passed a law requiring that its government agency websites meet accessibility standards. Other state and local governments may follow NYC’s lead and enact accessibility standards for government agencies, contractors and even public accommodations in the absence of regulations from DOJ.
On March 14, New York City became the first major municipality in the United States to … Continue Reading
By Minh N. Vu and Paul Kehoe
The Department of Justice (DOJ) and edX today announced an agreement under which edX has voluntarily agreed to make its website, mobile applications, and open source learning platform conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0, Level AA (WCAG 2.0). EdX contracts with some of the most prestigious universities and institutions in the … Continue Reading
By Minh N. Vu and Kristina M. Launey
On February 18, 2015, the U.S. Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (“Access Board”) issued a proposed rule (“NPRM”) which would, among other things, adopt the WCAG 2.0 Level AA Guidelines (“WCAG 2.0 Level AA”) as the standard for federal government websites. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires federal government websites … Continue Reading