Inaccessible Documents Posted re U.S. SubCommittee Hearing on Achieving the Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act in the Digital Age – Current Issues, Challenges, and Opportunities
Information about the hearing is at http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/hear_100422_1.html, however testimony posted from the panel of witnesses is available from our government on that site only in non-accessible PDF format.
John Foliot asks for accessible versions in his post: "A Letter to the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary".
Excerpt from John Foliot's blog:
"Sadly sir, these very documents – the presentations that sought to influence your committee members to improve accessibility on the web today – range from bad to impossible to process by many members of the disabled communities (and significantly the blind community); the very communities most interested and affected by the deliberations and recommendations of that Committee."
Direct links to John Foliot's accessible versions of the testimony documents are here for your convenience:
- Statement of Samuel R. Bagenstos / Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Department of Justice
- Statement of Mark D. Richert, Esq. / American Foundation for the Blind
- Statement of Judy Brewer / W3C
- Statement of Stephen L Jacobs / President, IDEAL Group, Inc.
- Statement of Daniel F. Goldstein, Esq. / Partner, Brown, Goldstein & Levy, LLP