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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

A federal law, enacted in 1990, requiring that public accommodations be accessible to those having physical disabilities; this law mandates that existing physical barriers be replaced or modified so there are no impediments to access by the physically disabled. For detailed information, write the US Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, 1801 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20507. See American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standard A117.1-1992. Also see Uniform Federal Accessibility Standards and physical disability.
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The Assistive Technology Centre (Mada) of the Ministry of Transport and Communications has granted its e-accessibility certification to the website of the Public Prosecution for applying the web content accessibility standards for persons with disabilities, elderly and those with functional limitations.
QNA Doha The Assistive Technology Center (Mada) of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) has granted E-Accessibility certification to the Public Prosecution's website for applying the web content accessibility standards for persons with disabilities, the elderly and those with functional limitations.
The PSQCA has formed technical committee for accessibility standards stakeholder groups which include organizations, governments and regulators, product designers and manufacturers faced with standardization requirements, and consumers.
Pakistan Standards and Quality Control Authority (PSQCA) has formed Technical Committee for Accessibility standards stakeholder groups which include organizations, governments and regulators, product designers and manufacturers faced with standardization requirements, and consumers.
He urged that IIUI website be made compliant to the universal web accessibility standards for the students.
The Australian Bankers' Association had appointed former disability discrimination commissioner, Graeme Innes, to review banking accessibility standards for people with disabilities in November last year.
In a move that will ultimately bring its public online content in line with new federal accessibility standards, the University of California, Berkeley has begun removing older videos and other documents that don't meet the mark.
Department of Justice (DOJ) is expecting to issue regulations before 2016 ends that will apply ADA web accessibility standards to state and local government agencies, with certain exceptions, most notably for government entities with populations less than 50,000.
VASTEC also offers VASTEC Verified certification to electronic information that meets accessibility standards. In instances where remediation is necessary an audit will identify each instance of non-accessibility, with the data then repaired to fix all required issues.
The group from Tampa was honored for their conscious effort to incorporate accessibility standards of the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act into their design.

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