The outcome of newly filed litigation could impact social media, product reviews, and fundraising campaigns, to name a few.

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  • on a digital newspaper and want to leave a comment;
  • on an e-retailer site and want to leave a review for a product you bought;
  • on a public customer support site looking at questions and answers previously submitted for a product that you can’t quite figure out;
  • fundraising…

As companies solidify their approach to employees and vaccination, these requests will become increasingly more common.

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TL;DR — More of the same, with a few notable differences

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Prediction 1: The web will slowly continue to become more accessible

  • In 2021, WebAIM noted that 97.4% of home pages had detected WCAG 2 failures, down slightly…

They broadly fall into four distinct groups — 1) litigation, 2) the accessibility book I authored in May, 2) general accessibility commentary, and 4) disability inclusion.

TL;DR — you will get an inaccurate, incomplete, and biased report of your actual accessibility status, plus potentially create significant legal liability

Three vendors’ instant ADA testing options, screenshot on December 21, 2021
Three vendors’ instant ADA testing options, screenshot on December 21, 2021

Fear, Guilt, Inspiration Porn, and Pay to Play

You must certify that you have a disability to buy an ADA ticket. Why should you be able to resell it at an inflated price to someone without a disability?

Seating chart for SF Broadway showing of rent. ADA Wheelchair prices are equal to the lowest price in the house.
Tickets for Rent: ADA tickets are $56 even though non-ADA seats next to it are $106 and seats a couple of seats more to the center are $200

The week after the Rite Aid settlement with the Department of Justice, Uber and CVS are on the disability discrimination hotseat

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TL;DR — if you don’t pay close attention to accessibility, you are effectively committing professional malpractice.

TL;DR — if you don’t pay close attention to accessibility, you are effectively committing professional malpractice.

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Sheri Byrne-Haber, CPACC

Blogger, disability advocate, nerd. Bringing the fire on ableism. A11y Architect @ VMware. Wheelchair user w/ a deaf daughter. CS, Law, and Business background

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