The First U.S. Web Accessibility Agreement was Signed Twenty Years Ago this Week – Law Office of Lainey Feingold

The First U.S. Web Accessibility Agreement was Signed Twenty Years Ago this Week

Posted on March 7, 2020

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This post celebrates the 20th anniversary of the very first web accessibility agreement in the United States. The agreement was signed by Bank of America, the California Council of the Blind and six blind bank customers. The bank agreed to make its online banking system work for disabled customers.

The standard was the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0, adopted in May 1999. The bank also installed Talking ATMs blind people could use without help. It also gave bank statements in braille.

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