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Massachusetts State Digital Accessibility Requirements

Digital accessibility standards are based on Mass. Gen. L. ch. 151B, which prohibits discrimination against the handicapped in connection with housing and employment, and Ch. 272 sections 98 and 98A, which prohibit discrimination in public accommodations against persons with disabilities. All of these statutes apply to all state agencies. These standards are based on Sections 504 and 508 as well as the World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 1.0.

Public Accommodation Laws

All persons shall have the right to the full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities and privileges of any place of public accommodation, resort, or amusement subject only to the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable to all persons.

Violation Penalties

Violators will be subject to a fine of $300- $2500 for anyone causing discrimination against another in a place of public accommodation.

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