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Let the UD DOJ know that public sector web access matters to you!

Katie Haritos-Shea GMAIL

Dear WAI IG Participants,


I am forwarding this email content from Lainey Feingold (digital rights attorney), asking you to provide your comments on ‘the importance to you of web access to government websites’, to the US Department of Justice, before October 7th!



Friends and colleagues:  (please share this email as appropriate)


The Department of Justice is collecting comments about the importance of web accessibility for people with disabilities across the country.  The focus is on websites of state and local governments — from voting sites to emergency preparedness to public schools to everything in between.  This post on my website explains when and how to file comments and offers suggestions of what to write about:




Comments are due on October 7.  The more people the government hears from the better. The Americans with Disabilities Act already requires both public and private sector web access, but regulations are needed to raise awareness and stop the excuses.  Hearing from disabled people and others concerned about digital accessibility will help make sure eventual regulations are as strong as they can be. 


Digital access is a civil right.  Let’s tell the government it matters!




Lainey Feingold

Law Office of Lainey Feingold



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I know that this email is US centric, but please realize that we welcome you to share the same kind of web access rights call-for-comments for whatever country you live in, when these opportunities arise.


Thanks you! Your quiet newbie WAI IG chair.




* katie *


Katie Haritos-Shea
Principal ICT Accessibility Architect
Chair, W3C WAI (Web Accessibility Initiative) Interest Group (


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