May 08, 2013
by GCN

The FCC decided to put that to bed once and for all. Last week the commission released a Report and Order to implement Section 718 and part of Section 716 of the Communications Act. Section 718 “requires Internet browsers installed on mobile phones to be accessible to and usable by individuals who are blind or have a visual impairment, unless doing so is not achievable. This requirement applies when Internet browsers are used for any purpose.”

And to close that loophole, Section 716 “requires Internet browsers installed on equipment used for advanced communications services, such as computers, laptops, and tablets used for e-mail, to be accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities, unless doing so is not achievable. This requirement applies when Internet browsers are used for advanced communications services.”

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