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May252006

Accessibility: Use Ajax, Get Sued?

Agile Ajax discusses the legal and moral issues of using Ajax from an accessibility perspective.

I was arguing with a speaker at an SOA conference yesterday about whether AJAX for public facing websites was a bad idea. He kept insisting that if you use AJAX, you will get sued, and that Southwest Airlines had in fact lost a case on accessibility already. His claim was bugging me for the rest of the conference, so after I got back to the office I checked up on it. It turns out Southwest actually won that case. But there are new lawsuits springing up all the time.  | 

 

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