U.S. District Judge Rules that Ohio Voter Services Website Violates ADA


Posted on February 1, 2017, 5:00 am

A U.S. District Judge issued an opinion finding that the Ohio Secretary of State's voter services website violates Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act because it is not accessible to visually impaired Ohio voters. Judge George C. Smith ordered Secretary of State John Husted to make the site more accessible by September 29, 2017. As discussed in the opinion, the information on the voter services site does not meet established standards of accessibility for visually impaired voters who use screen reading software. The case is Hindel v. Husted.

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