In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which “requires federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology public content accessible to people with disabilities.”  This was enacted to eliminate obstacles to obtain information and to make new possibilities for the disabled.  Web Accessibility enables those with disabilities to access, navigate, understand and obtain information via the web.  The also have the ability to contribute to the web.  Millions of people with disabilities have difficulties in accessing the web, so this was designed to help them.  I was never aware of this until now.  It makes sense when you read about it; there are so many ways in which a person can be limited on web access.  It is important that we see to this because if we want to live in an equal place, this is where it needs to start because the web is such a huge part of our lives today.  This particularly interests me because I want to work with handicap students in the future and they need to know their rights.  If they don’t know them, it is my job to inform them so they can benefit from all their resources.         


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