What is Americans with Disabilities Act? Does ADA apply to websites?

History of ADA

Due to huge number of people with disability facing discrimination, the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) came into existence to protect individuals with disabilities in America. The law came signed into a law on July 26,1990 by American President George H.W. Bush.

What does Americans with Disabilities Act state?

ADA is a civil right law introduced to prevent discrimination against people with disabilities in public sector as well as private places that are open to the general public.

  • Title II — State and Local Government: Non-discrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services
  • Title III — Public Accommodations: Non-discrimination on the Basis of Disability by Public Accommodations and in Commercial Facilities
  • Title IV — Telecommunications: To provide telephone relay service for Individuals with Disabilities
  • Title V — Miscellaneous Provisions

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