Disability General


More settlements involving online #career-portals not being accessible and including disability-related questions

Just last week the Justice department reached settlements with four U.S. cities to: Dakalb, Illinois, Vero Beach, Florida, Fallon, Nevada and Isle of Palms, SC

  • Remove #disability-related questions from each city’s online job applications, and
  • Ensure #web #accessibility of each city’s online employment opportunities website  to ensure job applications were fully #accessible to people with disabilities, such as those who are blind or have low vision, are deaf or hard of hearing, or have physical disabilities affecting manual dexterity

In recent months, the department reached similar settlement agreements with the city of Hubbard, Oregon, and Florida State University. 

What have you done to:

  • Train employees who make hiring or personnel decisions on the requirements of the ADA?
  • Ensure your careers portal conforms with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (#WCAG) 2.0?

#Springboard can help you avoid such settlements and complaints. 

Call Springboard 973-813-7260 to learn how.

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