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Web Site Accessibility and the ADA

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Can anyone give me advice on what the specific requirements are relating to bank Web site accessibility, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act?
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There was a governmental opinion that the ADA applied here, but when challenged in court, it was ruled this was not the case. So while a good idea, ADA compliance isn't a requirement.

The ADA required curb cuts and ramps in the real world. Who do you see using them, yes wheelchairs, yes shopping carts, yes strollers and yes the average person. There are also many ADA recommendations that are good for the cyber world. ALT tags for graphics, color design for those who are color blind and even screen reader friendly sites. Don't rule these out just because they are not "required".

First published on BankersOnline.com 01/19/04

First published on 01/19/2004

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