Websites and mobile apps are common communications tools. These technologies put valuable information at our finger tips. But, some people cannot access content such as photos, documents, audio or video that are common on websites today.
The ability to access and use web content and technology is not a privilege. It's a right. If websites are coded and designed for universal access so that people with various abilities are able to access the content, then almost all Americans will be able to enjoy and use almost all content.
People who are blind routinely encounter websites that are not programmed to work with screen readers. Persons who are deaf and hard of hearing visit websites where they cannot use video or audio content because it is not closed captioned. If a website isn't coded to be navigated with a keyboard, then some people with disabilities cannot use the website.
If you or someone you know believe you have encountered digital discrimination, contact J. Courtney Cunningham PLLC to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to email the firm for an appointment.