diberry - 4:50 pm on Mar 28, 2013 (gmt 0)
I'm a strong believer in making my sites accessible, so I make sure every photo has alt text to be read in a reader for the visually impaired. I use decent-sized fonts, always black on white, etc. Those things are pretty simple, and I'm happy to do them.
The problem is whether the lawsuit will take into account the accommodations the disabled are able to make for *themselves*. For example, how can anyone click a link without a mouse, unless they add in a browser addon that turns the links into numbers or something? I did that once when my wrists were hurting from mousing, and it worked well on most sites. So I would think only the site you can't do mouselessly even when you've tweaked your browser are out of compliance, but a judge might decide we all have to come up with... I can't even imagine what.
If they make a rational decision that requires us to do the stuff that W3C and others have already been recommending for sometime, I'm okay with that. But if they misread the whole thing and require us to do stuff that's really complicated or expensive, that's going to be a problem.