Web Accessibility Lawsuit Settlement Creates Access to Blind Voters in NY
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One of the individual plaintiffs, Eva Eason, commented that providing access to all voters was “long overdue”:
“I am thrilled that we have settled the suit and increased understanding of the importance of accessible web formats. It is my fundamental right to access and navigate websites as freely as my sighted counterparts. No voter should be overlooked by the state. Every vote must count. This is long overdue.”
The press release also stated that this is the “most comprehensive ever to make voter registration and election information accessible to millions of blind voters”.
This is very exciting news for all involved in the accessibility community. We, at Ally Right congratulate all the parties involved and look forward to seeing the fully accessible website soon.
We expect this settlement to have a deep impact on voting registration websites across the country. This sets a very important precedent.
Cheers to the rights of the people living with disabilities.