Friends and Colleagues:
I just posted the final digital accessibility legal update for 2014 (link below). I'm heartened by so many advocates and lawyers using civil rights laws to make the world more accessible for everyone. Please let me know if I've inadvertently left off any recent developments (July - December) you think should be included.
Although I love the work I do, and am always happy to report new legal developments, information and technology access shouldn't need lawyers. Developers, designers, technology purchasers, C-Suite executives and content providers should be incorporating accessibility across all aspects of enterprises both public and private. And involving people with disabilities while they do it. It's the law, it's good business practice, and it's the right thing to do.
To that end, I've recently put up three posts on LFLegal that I hope will help avoid the need for legal advocacy on some financial issues in 2015.
Here are the links. As always I welcome your feedback:
Digital Accessibility Legal Update (December 2014): http://lflegal.com/2014/12/legal-update-1214/
Accessibility matters in the battle of mobile payment systems: http://lflegal.com/2014/12/mobile-payment-systems-accessibility/
Note to Retailers: Chip and Pin POS devices must include real keypads: http://lflegal.com/2014/12/chip-and-pin/
Buying a Bitcoin ATM? Make sure it's accessible: http://lflegal.com/2014/08/bitcoin-atm/
Wishing you a happy holiday season and a healthy, productive, accessible new year,