A big setback for accessibility in the US

I just read that an appeals court has ruled that the ADA does not apply to websites. This is amazingly stupid and the judges who made this decision should turn in their robes. The whole point of the ADA and Section 508 was to be an anticipatory set of laws to apply broadly in an wide range of unexpected circumstances. The Web was just an idea in 1991 but I am certaint that the authors of the ADA would have vehemently asserted that the law does apply to the Internet and the Web. I, being a webmaster who specializes in accessible and standards-compliant design, will continue to build accessible sites.

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