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A Lesser Known Impact of COVID-19: People with Disabilities May Be Denied Access to Online Resources

May 20, 2020 2:20:00 PM

By Amihai Miron, CEO User1st

The digital transformation accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic shines a spotlight on the inability of websites and other media to provide people with disabilities access to online and essential goods, services, and information. With current and forecast increases in the use of online resources due to social distancing requirements and concerns, businesses and organizations should update their digital assets to ensure digital accessibility.

Soon we will celebrate thirty years since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which originally opened physical doorways for the disability community.  Today’s doorways are digital and the ADA, as well as several other civil rights laws, apply to your digital assets.  More importantly, ensuring access to goods, services, and information for people with disabilities is not only the right thing to do but can also have a positive impact on your organization.

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