The Net Is Not A Place

An interesting court case in the US has decided what a lot of people might have thought was obvious; that a website is not a ‘public place’. This means that laws concerning access for the disabled don’t apply: SouthWest airlines don’t have to redesign their site to make it able to be read by technology assising blind people. It’s one of those weird internet-vs.-real world debates which will continue to crop up in the future.