A lot of things have changed since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) took effect July 26, 1990. The landmark legislation created clear rules to help people with disabilities access buildings, use public transportation and even place a phone call.
What didn’t the ADA include in 1990? Any reference to digital accessibility.
Take this quiz to find out why and learn more about the history of the ADA and its evolving impact on digital accessibility.
Digital accessibility makes a difference. Imagine for a moment if you were unable to get a webpage to come up that you needed to do your job, make a purchase or pay a bill. It’s a fact of life for many of the 61 million people with a disability in the United States.
Thankfully, as the ADA has aged, efforts have established usability standards to help the disabled community get the same internet access that everyone else enjoys. At 32, the ADA continues evolving to include requirements for digital accessibility.