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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…

Is Your Business a Sitting Duck?

From large corporations to mom-and-pop businesses, most have a website.  But did you know your website could be a sitting duck for a lawsuit, that could cost you tens of thousands of dollars? Business websites just like the physical locations are required under the Americans with Disabilities Act to be accessible.

Federal Court Rules: Having an Inaccessible Website Violates Title III of the ADA

Business owners and IT managers across the USA, let this be a warning!  Your website MUST be made accessible to persons with disabilities.  How do you know if you need to fix your website?  Well, if you didn’t build your website with accessibility in mind, you need to fix it, and you need to do…

Let Uncle Sam Help Pay for Web Accessibility

How the Disability Access Tax Credit Works for Businesses How to Get Disability Access Tax Credits Since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted in 1990, employers have been required to make their workplaces accessible to employees and customers with disabilities. Since the cost of making these accommodations to your business can be expensive,…