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Blind Navy vet sues 120+ local governments, businesses over websites
Jun 13, 2019
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Blind Navy veteran Joel Price has filed more than
120 lawsuits against city and county governments and businesses, saying
their websites aren’t accessible to the visually impaired.
That’s because those websites don’t work with screen reader programs.
By Jenna Bourne , Action News Jax May 9, 2019 Actionnews Jax
An accessible design for a website means that the website is designed and developed in a way that makes it usable and understandable for people with disabilities. This includes people with visual, auditory, physical, cognitive, and neurological disabilities.
In the web accessibility field we hear a lot about assistive technology. But people without disabilities will be mostly ignorant about what assistive technology actually is, as well as what constitutes assistive technology. So let us break down for you the meaning of assistive technology, how important it is, and what your role, as the providers of goods and services to individuals with impairments, is for compatibility with assistive technologies.