June 5, 2018

CA Court Rules Restaurant Website Must Conform to ADA

It’s happening all over the country.  Grocery stores, banks, and now even restaurants are being ordered to fix their websites to conform to WCAG 2.0 AA standards, so that people with disabilities can use them. The following article from the Seyfarth ADA Title III News & Insights Blog tells a shaking-my-head (SMH) story of the Whisper Lounge restaurant.

On May 21, a California state court in Los Angeles held on summary judgment that the restaurant violated California’s Unruh Act by having a website that could not be used by a blind person with a screen reader.  The court ordered the restaurant to fix its website to comply with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) Level 2.0 AA.  The court also ordered the restaurant to pay $4,000 in statutory damages.

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