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ERIC Number: EJ1196794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Dec
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2329-4922
Legal and Ethical Implications of Website Accessibility
Palmer, Zsuzsanna Bacsa; Palmer, Ralph Henry
Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, v81 n4 p399-420 Dec 2018
This article argues that business and professional communication practitioners, instructors, and students, besides becoming better informed about the legal context of website accessibility, should also become more aware of the ethical considerations of creating digital communication products that are inherently accessible for people with disabilities. Through a detailed review of the most important legal cases in the United States and discussion of ethical considerations concerning website accessibility for the disabled, we provide possible entrance points that will help instructors bring ethical considerations into the discussion of website accessibility. We urge instructors to regularly include disability in discussions of accessibility cases.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Rehabilitation Act 1973