Proposed web and software accessibility legislation introduced in United States Congress
Posted on October 9, 2022
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This is an article about a proposed law in the United States. The proposed law is called the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act. It was introduced in the US Congress in September of 2022. The law would require regulations to tell everyone how to make websites and software accessible to disabled people. The law says that people with disabilities are discriminated against when they can’t use tech because of access barriers. The law has other parts too. Many disability rights organizations support this law. It may take a long time and no one should wait to make websites and software usable for disabled people.
On September 28, 2022 proposed web and software accessibility legislation was introduced in both the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. (This is called “bicameral legislation because the same proposed bill was introduced in both parts (Senate and House of Representatives) of the US Congress.)
The legislation is called the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act. In the Senate the bill was introduced by Senator Tammy Duckworth, and was given the number S. 4998. In the House [...]