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Web Accessibility History Timeline [Infographic]

Source: whoisaccessible.com [email protected] A BRIEF HISTORY OF Web accessibility is simply ensuring our website and applications are accessible to everyone and can be operated by people with disabilities. WEB ACCESSIBILITY, 1973 The U.S Rehabilitation Act was passed Section 508 mandates federal agencies to ensure all electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used are accessible to persons with disabilities 1990 The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) becomes a law ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and ensures these people have the same rights and opportunities 1995 as everyone else The first web accessibility guideline was 1999 compiled by Gregg Vanderheiden and released in January 1995 The WCAG 1.0 was published and became a W3C recommendation on 5 May 1999 2008 WCAG 1.0 was replaced with WCAG 2.0 2009 The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) was signed into law and became effective January 1, 2009 2016 The Section 508 standards were finally updated to reflect WCAG 2.0, but the DOJ has been enforcing WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance 2017 Section 508 was refreshed rule took effect on January 18, 2018 2017 Robles vs Domino's Pizza Domino's was sued for not having an accessible website that support screen 2018 reader WCAG 2.1 became a W3C Recommendation in June 2018 2018 Bishop vs Amazon Amazon was sued for not using alternative text descriptions for visual elements & images on the site [email protected] whoisaccessible.com

Web Accessibility History Timeline [Infographic]

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Web or Digital Accessibility is the practice of ensuring everyone, including users with any form of disability, can access digital content. Web accessibility is simply ensuring our website and applica...

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