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New York Digital Accessibility Requirements

State agencies are required to ensure that both internal and external documents are accessible to members of the public as well as state employees, based on the requirements of Section 508.

Public Accommodation Laws

It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for any person, being the owner, lessee, proprietor, manager, superintendent, agent or employee of any place of public accommodation, resort or amusement, because of disability, directly or indirectly, to refuse, withhold from or deny to such person any of the accommodations, advantages, facilities or privileges thereof, suggest their business or patronage is unwelcome due to their disability, or to in any way publish, advertise, or post any communication suggesting that the business or patronage of a disabled person will be withheld or denied.

Violation Penalties

Any person, employer, labor organization or employment agency, who or which shall willfully resist, prevent, impede or interfere with the division or any of its employees or representatives in the performance of duty under this article, or shall willfully violate an order of the division or commissioner, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and be punishable by imprisonment in a penitentiary, or county jail, for not more than one year, or by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars, or by both; but procedure for the review of the order shall not be deemed to be such willful conduct.

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