Israel’s a11y law

If you like looking at accessibility laws from a comparative perspective (I certainly do!) you may enjoy this WordCamp talk on Israel’s new a11y law. It begins in Hebrew but changes to English.

The law is controversial for a depressingly familiar reason: despite being enacted in 2013, it has been so poorly communicated that its deadline has been postponed for a year.

What I like about this talk how it impacted the audience. In this blog post, an attendee reacts – well, exactly the way I like my conference audiences to react. He see why the law is a good idea, and is all in favour of its obvious benefits, but quickly fathoms the liability it places onto him as a web developer.

His concluding question – “which do you see, the risk or the opportunity?” is not a question we always have the luxury of asking.