The ADA was initially signed into law to address and enforce three main issues nationwide:
- Equal employment opportunity standards
- Equal access to state and local government services (i.e. public transportation and public housing)
- Equal access to public accommodations and commercial facilities (i.e. grocery stores, hotels, etc.)
The Standards for Accessible Design were added to the ADA in 2010, and over the past decade the regulations laid out within this addendum have been legally interpreted to encompass website accessibility.