The case of the National Federation of the Blind v. Target should send a bone-chilling shiver down the back of an e-commerce website owner. Jeffery Bashaw’s (University of Washington School of Law, Class of 2008) legal abstract makes the message clear:
Get your website in line with the American Disabilities Act or get a lawyer…. A good one.
The case ended with Target Corporation paying out over $3 million with an additional 6 million dollars in a settlement fund to further compensate because their Target.com site was not easy to use by the blind. Not being accessible to the blind is a clear violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. And yes, websites are governed by this law.
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It’s been months (maybe years) since you’ve done something about it. You know you could do better but you don’t have enough time. It’s easy to just ignore it, forget about it, not think about it. You wear the signs of neglect, yet aren’t motivated enough to do something about it. Everyone can see it, but nobody says it out loud:
You need to lose weight
You need to fix your website
I got the idea for this post today while thinking about how the typical website cycle for companies is quite similar to trying to lose weight. A few weeks ago I saw a picture of myself and said “man, I look like Matthew Perry during his fat years on Friends.” From that point on, I have been working out religiously, trying to look a little less like the chubby Chandler Bing.
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