The $6 Million ALT Tag

By Deane Barker on September 13, 2008

Target to pay $6 million to settle site accessibility suit: I’m not 100% sure the question of whether the ADA applies to private Web sites (as opposed to government Web sites) has been resolved.

Specifically at issue in Target’s case is a lack of “alt” tags throughout its site, tags which are used by screen reading technology to help disabled users navigate web sites.

I almost wish this had gone to trial to give some clear precedent here.