[technology taskforce] Web Accessibility Victory

Raymond Mamattah mamattah.raymond at gmail.com
Tue Oct 8 05:12:05 UTC 2019

That’s a good Judith,

I have been a volunteer for the UN e-governance survey and accessibility of
websites by the disabled was one of the things looked out for.  Past
results of the survey can be found in this url:

>From this I’m sure disabled accessibility is a requirement, hence this is a
good ruling.

Raymond Mamattah

On Tue, 8 Oct 2019 at 1:51 AM, Judith Hellerstein <judith at jhellerstein.com>

> Hi All,
> Just saw this on Facebook. The US Supreme Court refused to opine on a
> ruling
> letting the past ruling by the lower courts stand. That ruling found
> against
> Dominoes because its website was not accessible. This law now allows blind
> people to sue retailers if their websites are not accessible,
> https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-10-07/blind-person-dominos-ada-supreme-court-disabled
>   The law says that the Americans With Disabilities Act protects access
> not just
> to restaurants and stores but also to the websites and apps of those
> businesses.
> This is a big win for accessibility.
> Judith
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