• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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Emerging Issues in Digital Accessibility Law

Date & Time
Friday, March 22, 2024 - 2:20 PM PDT  
Orange County 1-2  
In the past twenty years, we have witnessed an explosion in the growth of new and innovative technologies. In an era where digital interfaces have become integral to nearly every aspect of our lives, ensuring equal access to such technologies for all individuals – including those with disabilities – is paramount. As a result, it is important to understand the impact that the accessibility legal landscape may have on new and emerging technologies. The presentation will proceed in three parts. First, we will lay a foundation for the legal requirements and standards underpinning accessibility in the context of digital technologies. Second, we will turn to a discussion of recent and emerging developments in the digital accessibility space. This will include an exploration of recently adopted accessibility obligations for gaming and videoconferencing; a landmark ADA lawsuit in the virtual reality space; the development of accessibility guidelines specific to extended reality platforms; and the application of accessibility law to AI. Finally, the session will end with a discussion of best practices for establishing a digital accessibility compliance program and making products and services accessible to people with disabilities.  
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Entertainment & Recreation
  • Legal
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
This session will explore accessibility legal requirements and considerations applicable to new and emerging technologies (including virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and videoconferencing) and propose best practices for compliance.  
Primary Topic
Law, Compliance, and Policy  
Secondary Topics
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Video & Live Streaming
  • Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), & Cross/Mixed Reality (XR)
Session Type
General Track  


  • Brandon Johnson
    Perkins Coie LLP

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