An Emerging Field in Disability Rights

The Federal Lawyer – December 2012

Access to digital technology is a new frontier in the enforcement of civil rights for persons with disabilities. In these cases, the analysis turns not on accommodations or architectural guidelines, but whether the person with a disability has equal access to a program or activity which, in the digital world, often centers on the need for effective communication.  Dan Goldstein & Greg Care discuss how the inherent flexibility of digital information and the explosion in popularity of digital devices, software, and content in government, business, education, and social life should be a powerful engine for integration of people with disabilities through equal access.

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