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Surprise!? DOJ Delays Web Accessibility Rulemaking (Yet Again)

Website accessibility seems to be the Wild, Wild, West of the World Wide Web, and it is not going to get tamer anytime soon. Since July 2010, the DOJ has sought to issue a proposed rulemaking setting standards for website accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  After numerous delays, we thought we had … Continue Reading

California Court Grants Summary Judgment in Website Accessibility Case

As we’ve noted in previous posts, there has been an increase in lawsuits alleging companies have violated the Americans with Disabilities Act because their websites aren’t accessible to the blind. This week, a California court granted summary judgement in one of these suits. Last year, a plaintiff filed a suit against Colorado Bag’N Baggage, arguing … Continue Reading

Plaintiffs Will Continue to Drive Website Accessibility as DOJ Delays Rulemaking

ADA BlogSince July 2010, the DOJ has sought to issue a proposed rulemaking addressing the applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) to private retailers offering goods and services to the public online.  The rulemaking has been delayed several times, and was most recently scheduled for a Spring 2016 publication. However, on November 19, 2015, … Continue Reading

Lawsuit Over Website Accessibility Highlights Importance of Compliance

ADA BlogLast month, Reebok was hit with a proposed class action alleging that the company’s website violates the Americans with Disabilities Act because it is not accessible to the blind. The plaintiffs argue that Reebok.com contains “thousands of access barriers” that make it difficult —if not impossible — for blind customers to use the site. Because … Continue Reading

DOJ Continues Aggressive Enforcement Relating to Website and App Accessibility Under ADA

The DOJ recently announced a settlement to remedy allegations that the website, www.peapod.com, and corresponding mobile app are inaccessible to those with disabilities in violation of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  Consumers use the Peapod website and app for online grocery shopping and delivery services.  Peapod does not have any physical … Continue Reading

Think Your Mobile App Can Avoid the ADA? Well, Think Again…

The Department of Justice continues to aggressively pursue its enforcement agenda when it comes to ensuring that websites are accessible to persons with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  Last week, the DOJ settled its first enforcement action requiring the settling party to make its mobile app ADA-compliant.   Specifically, the DOJ initiated an … Continue Reading

ADA-Compliance in the Digital Age

When companies think about their obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, most think about low-tech solutions like wheelchair ramps, elevators and handicapped parking spaces. New developments involving higher-tech devices, however, may soon require companies to rethink their online and in-store experiences for customers. For example, a slew of recent class actions allege that card … Continue Reading

New ADA Lawsuit Could Lead to Requirements for all Retailers

Last year, we posted that Department of Justice will soon address the applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) to private retailers offering goods and services to the public online. This month, we’ve learned about an ADA case that could impact retailers in their stores. A consumer recently filed a lawsuit against Express Inc. … Continue Reading

Will Your Website Soon Be Required to be ADA-Accessible?

The Department of Justice will soon address the applicability of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) to private retailers offering goods and services to the public online.  The ADA generally prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities.  This applies to private sales or rental establishments under Title … Continue Reading
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