Hunt & Associates P.C.

May 14, 2013

Web Site Accessibility – A New Basis For Claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act, the “ADA”, applies to places of public accommodation.  Until recently courts had consistently dismissed claims that commercial websites were places of public accommodation subject to the Act and thus legally required to be “accessible” to the disabled.

Recently, that has begun to change.  Courts are no longer invariably dismissing such claims.  Large and established businesses such as Target and Netflix have settled ADA claims based on the inaccessibility of … Read more