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    The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) is a comprehensive civil rights law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability. The Department of Justice under title III regulations has decided that since e-commerce has redefined the way we do business that the regulations should be expanded so that the application of ADA accessibility requirements apply to the world wide web. Individuals with disabilities often use assistive technology to enable them to navigate or access information on websites. However, many websites fail to incorporate or activate features that allow these users to access all the site’s information or elements. For instance, individuals who are deaf are unable to access information in web videos and other multimedia presentations that do not have captions, and individuals with low vision may be unable to read websites that do not allow the site’s font size or color contrast to be modified.

    Consequently the Department of Justice is promulgating ADA website accessibility regulations for websites. The proposed new regulations if implemented would require new and completely redesigned websites as well as new pages of existing websites which come on line six months after the effective date to comply with the new regulations to the maximum extent possible. Existing websites would have two years from the effective date of the final rule to comply.

    We were just recently sued by a lawyer who is disabled over our parking stall and our ramp up to the office. Next thing you know, we will be sued over our website. It seems as though these burdensome regulations are getting out of hand and the DOJ is piling more on. Don't be surprised if you are required to spend thousands of dollars upgrading your website to meet these ridiculous regulations.

    Just thought you should know...
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    Hmm ... more government involvement ... yippeee. No disrespect to people with disabilities but aren't there ways to deal with font and colour already just by changing ones computer settings or even using browswers that allow for more customized viewing. It almost seems a little like the 'Twilight Zone' for a government to try and change these things particularly considering the borderless constraints of the internet.

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    When I have trouble reading a website, I go to the toolbar>settings> and zoom. It is not the fault of the website I sometimes can't see upclose. Same thing with menu's I just either stretch my arms out or put on Donna's Pink Cheaters. The Government does not need to make this any easier. So after that EVERY Utube video needs captions. What's next? Take my guns... Oh wait they already want them.
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    The potential ADA standards for websites have been bandied about for some time now. It's fairly simple for any good programmer to incorporate font size options etc. Dak, I have cheaters also, but the control key and the + blow up the screen size easily in Mozilla.
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    Default Re: ADA, you won't believe this!

    Operating Systems have features that allow for these things, let alone to mention extra software available. Why do we need regulation for something that is already available? /facepalm

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    I'm waiting for the April fools announcement but I note it is Friday 13th.

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    Default Re: ADA, you won't believe this!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gina6k View Post
    The potential ADA standards for websites have been bandied about for some time now. It's fairly simple for any good programmer to incorporate font size options etc. Dak, I have cheaters also, but the control key and the + blow up the screen size easily in Mozilla.
    Gina,thanks I Learned something new today. Although i will forget by tomorrow.
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    Gina, I agree with DAK, I did not know about the CRTL and + key trick. Thank you!!!!!!!
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