Digital And Technology Access: The Role Of Law / The Limits Of Law
May 21st, 2015. 1.00pm to 2.30pm Central Time
This session will explore the role of the law in advancing digital accessibility in the United States. The ADA doesn't mention websites or the Internet. Does it matter? Court decisions, voluntary settlements, advocacy by the Department of Justice and Department of Education and new regulations are making the digital environment more accessible. But is it enough? Participants in this webinar will learn about recent litigation, Structured Negotiations, and administrative actions making websites, mobile applications and other technology available to people with disabilities. We'll talk about how the ADA and other state and federal laws can advance digital inclusion and the various strategies that advocates have at their disposal to effectively use those laws. We'll look at the law's role in expanding digital access in education, finance, healthcare, retail and more. Can effective use of the law help close the digital divide? What do you think? There will be plenty of time for questions and answers.
Participants will learn:
- What laws (in the U.S.) require digital accessibility and how are they being Implemented
- What does the U.S. Department of Justice have to say about digital accessibility
- Does the law protect the privacy of financial and health information for people with disabilities.
Lainey Feingold, Law Office of Lainey Feingold.
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