May 20 is Global Accessibility Awareness Day

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The tenth annual Global Accessibility Awareness Day is being celebrated this year on May 20, 2021. The day aims to celebrate existing digital accessibility efforts and bring awareness to the difficulties individuals with disabilities face daily when using digital devices. Users are encouraged to spend an hour using a screen-reader or navigating without a mouse to experience firsthand the impact of digital accessibility, or lack thereof.

Today is a good reminder for private companies of the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act on website accessibility, a topic that McAfee & Taft’s Labor & Employment Group has covered frequently.  For more information, check out these articles: