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Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Web Accessibility and the Law

Web Accessibility and the Law
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Author(s): Holly Yu (California State University, Los Angeles, USA)
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 6
Source title: Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, First Edition
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-553-5.ch541


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In the past three decades, the method of receiving and conveying information has shifted from paper-based, typewriter-generated, hand-edited, and printing-press-produced publications to more technology-mediated, intelligent, WYSIWYG software-generated forms. Consequently, the concept of access to information has changed to reflect this phenomenon. The new forms of access to information that have made it easier for non-disabled people have often created barriers for people with disabilities.

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