WelshPaul -Interesting the LA Times can't be accessed in the EU.
Lumpy Burgertushie wrote: ↑
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:39 pm
I didn't read it but in the past, all of those types of regulations have been aimed at mainly government sites and only limited commercial sites.
your average joe blow website does not have to worry about anything like that.
Yes that used to be the case, but government sites have long since been fixed. The new suits are aimed at small businesses that don't have the resources to fight them, and would lose nonetheless. For the price of a postage stamp law firms are on target to file against 30% more firms this year than last, and you can expect the numbers to grow exponentially. My guess is that within 5-10 years it will be universally required in the US.
I'm not going to argue the merits of the laws, it just seems the right thing to do, it would seem simple (and apparently my browser supports it) to allow non-mouse users to tab thru a BBS, and there is software out there to read text.
Otherwise it would seem to be much too risky to put up forums for businesses, or as you do, to help people put up forums.
Allowing users to upload only videos with closed captions might be only achievable by site administrators, but perhaps it is possible to enforce it in code? So, is it currently possible to apply a rule to uploads such as images, videos, pdf files etc. that would enforce ADA compliance?