Website Accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), no individual may be discriminated against on the basis of disability with regards to the full and equal enjoyment of the goods, services, facilities or accommodations at any place of public accommodation. Title III typically has been interpreted to apply to such brick-and-mortar places as restaurants, hotels, stores, schools and commercial facilities. However, the Internet and digital world have grown exponentially since the ADA was enacted in 1990, leading federal agencies, courts and lawyers to struggle with whether the virtual world of websites qualify as “place[s] of public accommodation.”
As institutions and companies across the country rush to embrace the internet and other electronic technologies, they must be mindful of this very real exposure to liability—website inaccessibility.
Join the RCM&D team and Philip R. Voluck, Managing Partner of Kaufman, Dolowich & Voluck, for a webinar to learn about website accessibility, current litigation and how to ensure your website is ADA compliant
Legal obligations aside, business owners surely recognize that disabled individuals represent a lucrative, presumably untapped, consumer market. Accessible websites for the disabled mean more customers, goodwill and good business.