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The 2023 AccessU Legal Update

taught by: Eve Hill

Session Summary

Digital accessibility is a civil right for people with disabilities. Join disability rights attorney Eve Hill as she shares recent developments, trends, and upcoming activities in the digital accessibility legal space.


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This class will offer the fundamentals of why accessibility is a civil right of people with disabilities and share up-to-date developments in the digital accessibility legal space relevant to the public, private, and education sectors.

This class is for everyone who wants to learn more about the intersection of law and digital accessibility. It will lay the foundation and explore recent highlights of the digital accessibility legal landscape in the United States (with a brief dip into international law and policy). We'll talk about the ethical issues that impact the digital accessibility legal space and think about best practices to help your organization avoid or respond to legal claims. Topics include lawsuits, settlements, court orders, and administrative actions. We will address 2022 Guidance from the United States Department of Justice, as well as regulations expected from the Department of Justice and other federal agencies, and bills pending in Congress. We'll also explore where the law might be going next. Bring your questions about how the law impacts digital accessibility and practical options for compliance – including what doesn’t work. They will be answered in a straight-forward presentation without legalese. This class is designed for anyone interested in making the digital world accessible, including educators, policy makers, developers, designers, advocates, corporate and government champions, lawyers, and more.

Practical Skills

  • Participants will understand why digital accessibility is a civil right of disabled people
  • Participants will discover how to talk about the law in a way that encourages compliance instead of fear
  • Participants will learn about Important current digital accessibility legal actions and new guidance and regulations from the US Department of Justice.