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Chapter Fourteen. Accessibility Basics > Myth: Designers Can Freely Ignore Acce...

Myth: Designers Can Freely Ignore Accessibility Laws if Their Clients Tell Them To

That remains to be seen. We know of no cases where web designers have been held liable for creating inaccessible sites—yet. But the U.S. Justice Department has gone after architects who violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, whether the client told them to “build it that way” or not. Web designers might someday face similar penalties. It's our job to educate clients (or bosses), not blame them when we knowingly do the wrong thing.


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