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Web Accessibility: Web Standards and Regulatory Compliance by Andrew Kirkpatrick, Patrick H. Lauke, Jim Thatcher, Shawn Lawton Henry, Cynthia D. Waddell, Bruce Lawson, Michael R. Burks, Christian Heilmann, Mark Urban, Richard Rutter, Bob Regan

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8 ACCESSIBLE DATA INPUT

by Jim Thatcher

Increasingly, businesses and government agencies are adopting a web presence for sales and services to their customers and clients. In the U.S., these businesses are required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to make their physical bricks-and-mortar facilities accessible to people with disabilities. Many believe that the ADA also applies to the virtual world of the Internet as a "place of public accommodation," and thus web services and sales must also be accessible.

The local bank has a website where you can check your balances, make transactions, and fill out a loan application. Similarly, if you own a mutual fund, you can probably open an online account where you can check the status of your ...

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