The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.
If you are a business that exists to benefit the public, a local or state government agency, or are a private employer with 15 or more employees, you should be compliant with ADA regulations.
Passed in 1990
Originally for physical accommodations
Website Content Accessibility Guidelines
Includes visual and hearing impaired support along with other disabilities that make it difficult to navigate and interact with the web including color blindness