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U.S. House of Representatives Introduce Bill to Require Accessible Public-Facing Websites and Mobile Apps

On October 2, 2020, two U.S. representatives introduced a bipartisan bill called the “Online Accessibility Act” (H.R. 8478) (the “OAA”) that would amend the ADA to add a new Title VI prohibiting discrimination by “any private owner or operator of a consumer facing website or mobile application” against individuals with disabilities. The OAA would also…

Deaf Man Demands Porn Videos Add Closed Captions in Federal Lawsuit

You can’t make this stuff up. Now we have deaf plaintiffs filing lawsuits against porn websites for failing to provide closed captioning for their videos. Last week, a deaf man sued three porn websites in federal court in New York complaining that the online porn videos didn’t have closed captioning so they could understand the dialogue, as…

Fighting Website Accessibility Cases May Be An Uphill Battle In 2018

So far in 2018 it’s been a bad year for most businesses that have chosen to fight website accessibility lawsuits filed under Title III of the ADA. Plaintiffs have been successful filing suits in federal court.  They won their second judgment on the merits in a website accessibility case. Also, in twenty-one other cases the…

Failure to Comply With Web Accessibility Guidelines is Not Necessarily a Violation of the ADA

Members of the House of Representatives from both the republican and democrat parties asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “state publicly that private legal action under the ADA with respect to websites is unfair and violates basic due process principles in the absence of clear statutory authority and issuance by the department of a final…

5 Risk Factors Associated with Inaccessible Websites

With web accessibility lawsuits on the increase, it only makes sense to know where your website stands in terms of the risk of being sued.  I like to emphasize risk because it is different for every situation. More about risk in a minute. For now I want to focus your attention on the condition of…

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