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For those implementing ARIA, the latest proposed W3C recommendations were released November 2, 2017. Accessible Rich Internet Applications (WAI-ARIA) 1.1 https://www.w3.org/TR/wai-aria-1.1/


New update today: More Republicans added as sponsors and another Democrat has withdrawn. For those following the proposed amendment to the Americans With Disabilities Act, H.R. 620, which prohibits civil actions by disabled persons who find themselves prevented access to any business, including websites, the latest sponsors are Republicans 78 and 11 Democrats. It has passed the House Judiciary Committee.


A reversal of the ADA, passed in 1990, this bill is intended to allow businesses a waiting period if they are notified of their failure to meet legal obligations before they must begin removing barriers preventing Americans with disabilities access. The burden falls on the disabled population, making it permissible for businesses to not provide any accommodations for handicapped persons unless there is a complaint. In addition, despite a span of over 20 years in which businesses were expected to be accessible, H.R. 620 is intended to spend millions to educate businesses and develop alternative procedures for handling complaints. As the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Rights Task Force and other civil rights organizations wrote in opposing this bill, “We know of no other law that outlaws discrimination but permits entities to discriminate with impunity until victims experience that discrimination and educate the entities perpetrating it about their obligations not to discriminate.”

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