Integrating the internet

Show simple item record Areheart, Bradley Allan Stein, Michael Ashley 2016-05-26T09:40:41Z 2016-05-26T09:40:41Z 2015-02
dc.description.abstract This Article argues that the paradigmatic right of people with disabilities “to live in the world” naturally encompasses the right “to live in the Internet.” It further argues that the Internet is rightly understood as a place of public accommodation under antidiscrimination law. Because public accommodations are indispensable to integration, civil rights advocates have long argued that marginalized groups must have equal access to the physical institutions that enable one to learn, socialize, transact business, find jobs, and attend school. The Web now provides all of these opportunities and more, but people with disabilities are unable to traverse vast stretches of its interface. This virtual embargo is indefensible, especially when one recalls that the entire Web was constructed over the last twenty-five years and is further constructed every day. Exclusion from the Internet will cast an even wider shadow as an aging U.S. population with visual, hearing, motor, and cognitive impairments increasingly faces barriers to access. Unless immediate attention is given, the virtual exclusion of people with disabilities—and others, such as elders and non-native English speakers—will quickly overshadow the ADA’s previous achievements in the physical sphere. en_ZA
dc.description.department Centre for Human Rights en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2016 en_ZA
dc.description.uri en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Areheart, BA & Stein, MA 2015, 'Integrating the internet', George Washington Law Review, vol. 83, no. 2, pp. 449-497. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0016-8076
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher George Washington University en_ZA
dc.rights George Washington University en_ZA
dc.subject Internet en_ZA
dc.subject People with disabilities en_ZA
dc.subject Antidiscrimination law en_ZA
dc.subject Public accomodation en_ZA
dc.title Integrating the internet en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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