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Mississippi State Digital Accessibility Requirements

Mississippi.gov includes an accessibility policy ensuring visitors it is committed to inclusion and universal access in all of its services and programs. It mentions that it tests its websites for accessibility, but no specific accessibility standards are mentioned.

Public Accommodation Laws

The Mississippi legislature amended the Public Welfare Code in the 1970s to require equal access for persons with visual, hearing, and other physical disabilities to public facilities and places “to which the general public is invited.” Ms. Code Ann. §§ 43-6-1 to 43-6-9 (West’s 2009).

Violation Penalties

Any person, firm, or corporation who denies or interferes with access by members of the protected class to the public facilities or places, public accommodations, or otherwise interferes with their rights granted under the above statutes, is subject to a fine of $100 or 60-day jail time or both. Ms. Code Ann. § 43-6-11.

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