Policy on web content accessibility in the US need of the hour
Millions of people in the United States have disabilities that affect their use of the web.
Many disabled individuals use assistive technology to access websites, which includes speech recognition software, screen readers and other assistive devices.
Also, disabled individuals may need the accessibility to resize text, to use keyboard alternatives for mouse commands or to receive extra time to give a timed response.
Courts and regulatory authorities have found that the American Disabilities Act needs to make sure that businesses follow certain rules so that disabled people can fully and equally enjoy the products and services offered through websites using assistive technologies.
The United States Department of Justice recommends businesses and companies to use specific web accessibility standards set in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 to make websites more accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities.