Law In Business: Invisible barriers to web access
The Disability Discrimination Act covers all services available to the public - including websites. Jonathan Kirsten says many barristers' chambers' sites fall foul of the legislation and suggests a number of solutions
Although the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) has been in place since October 2004, many companies have been dragging their feet in terms of implementing measures to make their websites fully accessible. The legal sector is no exception, with the majority of barristers’ chambers’ websites falling short of the requirements of the DDA part III, which relates specifically to website accessibility.
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