What is Ada Compliant
The Department of Justice (DOJ) published the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design in September 2010. These standards state that all electronic and information technology must be accessible to people with disabilities.
Why it is important?
The ADA standards apply to commercial and public entities that have “places of public accommodation” which includes the internet. The Department Of Justice is currently determining the specific regulations but that does not mean website discrimination will be tolerated.
The law affects:
- Americans with disabilities and their friends, families, and caregivers
- Private employers with 15 or more employees
- Businesses operating for the benefit of the public
- All state and local government agencies