Fabio Paternò, Antonio Schiavone
Since the late 1990s, several countries have begun to enact laws addressing computer-system accessibility for technology funded or provided by the government. One of the first countries was the U.S., where in 1998 Congress approved and the president signed into law Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, with the goals of eliminating barriers in information technology, making new opportunities available to people with disabilities, and encouraging the development of relevant technologies. Two years later, the European Council also began to address the issue, in 2000 approving the eEurope political initiative, whose aim was to support and promote the creation…
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