Speaker, Gibbons Academy, "Navigating ADA Website Accessibility Claims," New York, NY
March 28, 2018 | 12:30 PM - March 28, 2018 | 1:30 PM EST
Increasingly, companies face threat of legal action based on the claim that their websites and/or mobile applications are inaccessible to disabled users. Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires places of public accommodation, such as hotels, shopping centers, retailers, health care providers, restaurants, and private educational institutions to maintain facilities accessible to the disabled. In the internet age, however, ADA accessibility involves more than compliance with architectural and structural requirements for physical facilities – businesses may also be required to ensure their websites and mobile applications are accessible to the disabled. Hundreds of lawsuits have been filed against companies of all types alleging that their websites were inaccessible to disabled users.
At this presentation, the speakers will:
- Outline the issues and current law surrounding website accessibility;
- Describe the legal threats facing business; and
- Discuss ways to mitigate these threats.