Does the American Disabilities Act apply to your business website? If you live in California, the answer is a qualified yes. But it varies from state to state and different courts have different opinions on the ADA.
The actual ADA and its guidelines never mention website requirements. In fact, most states do not either. Countless lawsuits are filed being by disabled people, with the hope of change and also gaining financially if they win. To be on the safe side, please have your web designer make your website WCAG 2.1 compliant. This compliance would allow a certain software that would make it accessible for a blind person to verbally read on your website. Unfortunately, this ADA act is still a developing area of the law with the Supreme Court having just declined to review this very matter. This would have given us national attention, and forcing Congress to address the issue along with the various state legislatures.
Lawrence Kobak, Esq.
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