How the ADA Impacts Online Video Accessibility
An overview of the ADA
The key components of accessible video content
The potential legal consequences of failing to make web content accessible under the ADA.
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Does the ADA Apply to Online-Only Businesses?
In the past, a “place of public accommodation” was defined as a physical construction whose operation affects the global market.
Before the internet became ubiquitous, it was assumed that the ADA applied only to physical structures, which excluded online-only businesses from ADA coverage.
However, recent lawsuits against private companies for inaccessible digital operations have broadened this definition and set precedents with crucial effects for online-only businesses–including ones that use video content.
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