Chapter 6

International disability law

Introduction

The past decade reflects much international, supra-national, and national activity directed to the enactment of statutes, regulations, standards, and regulatory bodies that address the accessibility of web sites and software and digital technology. These efforts have yet to translate into significant action anywhere; no nation can claim that its public sector sites, much less those of private concerns, reflect widespread accessibility or even significant sustainable progress. The approaches run the gamut from voluntary performance and process guidelines with the potential for private lawsuits, as is true of the United Kingdom, to mandatory statutory requirements enforceable by a governmental ...

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