Travis Association for the Blind, also known as the Austin Lighthouse, is one of 181 disability organizations calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to finalize a web and application accessibility rule.
Disability advocates ask that the DOJ issues regulations that reinforce that the internet falls under the Americans with Disability Act. As many of society’s interactions and transactions occur in a virtual environment, the impact of inaccessible websites and applications on people with disabilities is clear. Without regulation, people with disabilities will continue to face accessibility issues in digital spaces.
The American Council of the Blind, the American Foundation for the Blind, the National Disability Rights Network, the National Federation of the Blind, and many other nonprofit agencies support this effort.