William & Mary Business Law Review
Digital Accessibility in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry: Legal and Ethical Considerations
Federal law requires accessibility for public sector websites. What about the web pages and apps of hotels, restaurants, and tourism providers? The Americans with Disabilities Act may cover private sector websites if they are considered a place of public accommodation, but the law is unclear. This Article will provide an overview of the legal responsibilities of operators to provide accessibility to persons with disabilities, discuss the World Wide Web Consortium’s guidelines for web accessibility, and argue that the hospitality and tourism industry has a unique ethical obligation to fill in the gap where the legal system has failed this population.
Repository CitationDebra D. Burke, Kenneth J. Sanney, and Dan Clapper, Digital Accessibility in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry: Legal and Ethical Considerations, 11 Wm. & Mary Bus. L. Rev. 371 (2020), https://scholarship.law.wm.edu/wmblr/vol11/iss2/3
Business Organizations Law Commons, Disability Law Commons, Hospitality Administration and Management Commons