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eQuality: The Struggle for Web Accessibility by Persons with Cognitive Disabilities (Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series)

eQuality: The Struggle for Web Accessibility by Persons with Cognitive Disabilities (Cambridge Disability Law and Policy Series)

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Peter Blanck
Cambridge University Press, 9/22/2014
EAN 9781107051805, ISBN10: 1107051800

Hardcover, 501 pages, 23.1 x 15 x 3.3 cm
Language: English

Never before have the civil rights of people with disabilities aligned so well with developments in information and communication technology. The center of the technology revolution is the Internet, which fosters unprecedented opportunities for engagement in democratic society. The Americans with Disabilities Act likewise is helping to ensure equal participation in society by people with disabilities. Globally, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities further affirms that persons with disabilities are entitled to the full and equal enjoyment of fundamental personal freedoms. This book is about the lived struggle for disability rights, with a focus on Web equality for people with cognitive disabilities, such as intellectual disabilities, autism, and print-related disabilities. The principles derived from the right to the Web - freedom of speech and individual dignity - are bound to lead toward full and meaningful involvement in society for persons with cognitive and other disabilities.

Foreword David Braddock
Preface
Acknowledgments
About this book
Part I. Opening
1. Introduction
the struggle for Web equality
2. Web content equality, the ADA, and participation in society
3. Web equality and the ADA
Part II. The Advocates' Path
4. ADA Title III and Web equality
litigation begins
5. Web equality
second-generation advocacy
6. Future Web equality advocacy
Part III. Towards Web Equality for People with Cognitive Disabilities
7. Web content equality and cognitive disabilities
8. Web equality in action
9. Towards Web content equality
10. Equality pocket usability
Notes
References
Index.