Sunday 14 October 2007

Small victory for web accessibility

The Register reports that a California judge has allowed a class action response against for discrimination against blind users. The website was claimed to be unusable with screen readers, which could be in violation of federal and state laws.

While changes have been made to the site recently, the matter can now be pursued from a national perspective - on behalf of all legally blind US individuals who tried to access the site - and similarly for California with local regulations.

Hopefully this will bring us closer to WAI compliance, which would help along the full potential of the World Wide Web. Either way, I for one will celebrate if this turns out to kill unusable web services, such as Flash sites...

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