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What are legal requirements and standards for accessibility on the Web?

There are several legal requirements and standards for accessibility on the Web, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG). These requirements and standards ensure that people with disabilities have equal access to Web content and applications.

The ADA prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of public life, including the Web. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. The WCAG is a set of international guidelines for making Web content accessible.

Adhering to these legal requirements and standards is essential for making the Web accessible to everyone. However, it is also important to keep in mind that accessibility is about more than just compliance. It is about creating an inclusive environment that is welcoming to all users, regardless of their abilities.

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