Web Accessibility Laws and Issues

Web Accessibility Laws and Issues

Holly Yu (California State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 7
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-555-9.ch304
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Abstract

The concept of access to information has changed in the past three decades to reflect the changes in the methods of receiving and conveying information. With the advent of information technology and the unprecedented opportunities created by the technology for people with and without disabilities, it has become apparent that information technologies have a tremendous potential for allowing people with disabilities to participate in mainstream activities and to support their ability to live independently. However, the new forms of access to information that have made it easier for non-disabled people have often created barriers for people with disabilities.

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