“Attention, blind people and deaf people! Legally, we’re allowed to laugh at your plight now.”
Yes, it’s difficult and costly to bring a web site up to standard to be usable by the disabled. If the case went the other way it would have meant trouble for a lot of websites.
And YES, I feel people should have thought of that well in advance and designed accordingly so it wouldn’t be come a problem. Your lack of foresight does not excuse stupid web design.
At least your (Merkin) federal gubernent is still required to be fair… and those that ignore a a market percentage merely drive that percentage to their competitors who DO give a damn. Not that they care — being a minority means you have a minor impact on their business at best.