US Department of Justice delays web accessibility guidelines

Last week we posted an article Does accessibility legislation work?, prompted by the US Department of Transport which had delayed its deadline for travel providers to be WCAG compliant from December 2015 until March 2016.

In a further development, the US Department of Justice, which was expected to bring out its web accessibility guidelines in April 2016, has now published an update to say that it has extended its deadline for creating its own guidelines until 2018.

This delay will not help individuals who are fighting for inclusive websites, or help website owners wanting support and clarity as to what constitutes an accessible site.

We will keep you posted of any further updates.