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Shout out to WCAG in most recent U.S. DOJ Settlement

From: Lainey Feingold <lfeingold1@earthlink.net>
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:55:32 -0800
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For those who missed it:

This week the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a web and mobile settlement with Pea Pod Grocery Delivery that has a line to warm our hearts:

"Inaccessible websites and mobile applications persist even while there are well-established industry guidelines  the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0  for making web content accessible."

Press release here: http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/justice-department-enters-settlement-agreement-peapod-ensure-peapod-grocery-delivery-website

Settlement Agreement here: http://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2014/11/17/peapod_settlement_agreement.pdf

The U.S. government can't seem to issue web regulations that apply to the private sector, but we have a Justice Department that is sending a very clear message to businesses of all types: your sites and mobile apps must be accessible, and the way to do it is to meet WCAG 2.0 AA.  (Links to other DOJ pro-web accessibility actions are in a post I wrote in June: http://lflegal.com/2014/06/doj-delay/

Lainey (who had nothing to do with the Peapod case - just the bearer of good news)

Lainey Feingold
Law Office of Lainey Feingold

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