Lainey Feingold makes the case that the proposed Online Accessibility Act legislation working through the US Congress is bad for digital inclusion.
Right now disabled people can now file lawsuits about websites and apps that aren’t accessible to them, but the new law would require people with disabilities to go through the US Department of Justice first, before any private legal action. ⚖️
As Lainey explains, this would slow down progress toward a remedy and probably result in sites and apps that don’t get fixed. Instead of pretending it is about accessibility, the proposed law “should be called a bill to limit web accessibility coverage and lawsuits.” 👎