SOURCE: Bureau of Internet Accessibility

Bureau of Internet Accessibility

June 29, 2017 09:50 ET

Court Finds ADA Applies to Websites

PROVIDENCE, RI--(Marketwired - June 29, 2017) - In an unprecedented trial over website accessibility, a Florida judge has ruled that the multi-state grocery chain Winn-Dixie must update its website to comply with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for the visually impaired. The result of one man's ambitious campaign, the ruling is setting a new bar for accessibility compliance across industries.

This legal triumph reflects an important step toward the universal application of ADA regulations. Internet sites must adopt ADA legislation not only in consideration of their customers, but also in recognition of an increasingly expanding and diverse online community.

For more information go to: http://www.boia.org/blog/landmark-judgement-for-the-visually-impaired-court-rules-winn-dixie-website-violates-ada

About the Bureau of Internet Accessibility

The Bureau of Internet Accessibility (BoIA) has been helping eliminate the accessibility digital divide since 2001. The organization's reports, tools, and services have assisted businesses in improving, maintaining, and proving the accessibility of their websites. With services that include self-help tools, audits, training, remediation and implementation support, BoIA has the experience and expertise to ensure that accessibility efforts are worthwhile and successful. For more information, visit www.BoIA.org.

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