Publishers should be aware of the shifting legal interpretations of ADA

By Tonda Rush, NNA General Counsel

Q: I am being told our website might not be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act because visually impaired people cannot read it. Can we be sued? What do we have to do to get into compliance?

A:  Newspapers in several states have been receiving letters from disability activist groups and their attorneys threatening lawsuits unless their websites come into compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act requirements that, in advocates’ views, require publishers to convert visual displays to voice or Braille outputs for people with low or no vision.  Read more.

Or NNA members can check your mailbox for the printed Publishers’ Auxiliary! Tonda’s column is on Page 14.

 

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