Disabled Accessibility for Websites and Mobile Applications

Posted By: Leah Sykes Central Oregon , Fair Housing , Advocacy Alerts , Mid-Willamette Valley , Portland , SWV News ,

 

Earlier this month, the United States Supreme Court declined to hear a case brought in the 9th Circuit regarding whether Domino’s Pizza had to comply with federal laws regarding accommodation of disabilities. This means that the ruling in the Domino’s Pizza v. Robles case, in which the court found that that the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for not providing screen-reading software to visually impaired users, was allowed to stand. Given that Oregon and Washington are in the 9th Circuit, along with the pervasive use of web and mobile applications in property management, this is a relevant issue.

Although the ADA does not explicitly address mobile applications or internet, the most conservative approach in light of this ruling is to make sure all websites and applications are accessible. For more information about options for accessibility, please see the following guidance:

http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/article/how-to-make-a-website-accessible


https://www.afb.org/blog/entry/your-campaign-accessible?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIpZm00ILF5QIVr4VaBR1i1wBhEAMYAiAAEgJ3VfD_BwE


http://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/#for

If you have any additional questions or need any clarification, please consult an attorney for further guidance.
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