What Does the Law Say About Accessibility?
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination by all Federal and State entities. Title II and III of the ADA relates to web content accessibility and closed captioning. Federal and State regulations require all content to be accessible as defined by the “Web Content Accessibility Guidelines” (WCAG) published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). This applies to all digital content (web, e-mail, video, etc.).
- There are currently about 1,700 complaints pending with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR).
- Siskiyous College received an OCR complaint, and now they have to make their online content accessible or take it down.
- Faculty can be held personally liable for their content’s accessibility (LACCD $1M Lawsuit).
- The Faculty Association will not protect you if you willfully disobey the law.