Sen. Duckworth introduces bill to improve internet access for people with disabilities

September 29, 2022

Washington Post (September 29)

Sen. Duckworth introduces bill to improve internet access for people with disabilities

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) introduced a bill Thursday that aims to improve internet access for people with disabilities. Access has been especially difficult for blind and low-vision people, who have had issues using websites and have been pushing for improvements for years. Some of the most common issues, according to advocates supporting the bill, involve images and other items, such as buttons or headings on a website, being unlabeled or mislabeled in a way that blind people cannot navigate using screen readers, a device that reads labels and text fields out loud.


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