Remedies Outside of the Courts

The Power of the Purse

One of the most effective tools for ensuring that accessible information technology becomes more widely adopted and employed is the ability to make purchasing decisions. We saw how Australian mandates support a healthy e-commerce environment that is fully accessible. Governments are increasingly requiring compliance to accessibility standards as they issue request for proposals to technology vendors. Companies, particularly W3C members like IBM, are developing and enforcing internal standards that they pass along to vendor companies. University systems and school districts can support accessible design by including these techniques in curriculum requirements and internal Web standards and ...

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