’Tis the season for budgets and strategic planning. Before you close the books, consider whether you need to build in a line item to ensure your website is handicap accessible, as failing to do so may land you in court.
Websites of companies engaged in e-commerce must be able to accommodate a broad spectrum of the consumer population, including the visually impaired and other disabled individuals. In enforcing this expectation, the Department of Justice and plaintiffs’ attorneys are relying on standards that have not been formally adopted or even discussed in informal guidance. How can you play by the rules if you don’t know what they are?
Join us for an insightful overview of the emerging issues in web accessibility. Learn why and how companies need to act now – even before the regulations are issued – to avoid enforcement actions, litigation, monetary fees, and most importantly, reputational damage.
- Overview of Title III of the ADA
- DOJ’s recent enforcement actions
- Common themes in the DOJ settlements
- Plaintiff’s lawyer trends
- Best practices for a “materially compliant” website
- John McDonald, Partner
- Austin Breen, Associate