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Ohio State Digital Accessibility Requirements

State agencies are required to ensure their websites comply with both Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 A and AA.

Public Accommodation Laws

Any proprietor or any employee, keeper, or manager of a place of public accommodation may not deny any person, except for reasons applicable alike to all persons regardless of disability, the full enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, or privileges of the place of public accommodation.

Violation Penalties

If the commission finds a violation of division (H) of section 4112.02 of the Revised Code, under Unlawful discriminatory practices, in addition to the action described in division (G)(1)(a) of this section, the commission additionally may require the respondent to undergo remediation in the form of a class, seminar, or any other type of remediation approved by the commission, may require the respondent to pay actual damages and reasonable attorney’s fees, and may, to vindicate the public interest, assess a civil penalty against the respondent up to $10,000 for the first offense, and up to $50,000 for the second or subsequent offense.

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