Website accessibility: Get ahead of issues now, sources say

By Jennifer Herseim, Special Ed Connection® The Justice Department has known for a while that inaccessible websites are a problem.

Issuing a rule on quickly evolving technology, however, has been a challenge. After several years of proposed rule changes, the department is considering proposing the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 Level AA as the technical standard for website accessibility. See Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability; Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities, supplemental advance notice of proposed rulemaking issued May 9, 2016. More …

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