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United States: “ADApt Your Website”: Key Takeaways from the Domino’s Website Litigation Posted on Nov 22

Companies should be mindful of the ADA when designing their websites. If the website provides a connection to a good or service offered at a physical location, then the ADA applies, and the company should ensure that persons with disabilities have sufficient and effective access   …Continue Reading United States: “ADApt Your Website”: Key Takeaways from the Domino’s Website Litigation

Federal Court Decision in Gomez v. GNC Highlights Importance of Choosing an Experienced Accessibility Expert Posted on Nov 15

Level Access published an article that focuses on a court decision out of the Southern District of Florida and discusses the importance of hiring an experienced accessibility expert in web accessibility cases under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as   …Continue Reading Federal Court Decision in Gomez v. GNC Highlights Importance of Choosing an Experienced Accessibility Expert

Ninth Circuit Ruling Bolsters ADA Website Accessibility Suits Posted on Nov 7

Lexology recently released an article stating that he Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently decided that company websites may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) if they are inaccessible to consumers with visual, auditory, or other disabilities and recognized that the WCAG “have been widely   …Continue Reading Ninth Circuit Ruling Bolsters ADA Website Accessibility Suits

CUs (Credit Unions) to DOJ: Provide Clarity on ADA Website Accessibility Posted on Oct 22

The National Association of Federally Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU) and over a dozen additional credit unions are urging the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide guidance on website accessibility. Credit Unions are requesting that the DOJ provide clear guidelines on how to comply with the Americans   …Continue Reading CUs (Credit Unions) to DOJ: Provide Clarity on ADA Website Accessibility

ADA Compliance for Your Restaurant’s Website and Mobile Apps: What You Need to Know Posted on Oct 20

Currently, there is no statute specifically for websites to be made accessible; fortunately Title III requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) discuss that Auxiliary Aids must be provided to ensure equal access to services provided by a public accommodation. The WCAG features four   …Continue Reading ADA Compliance for Your Restaurant’s Website and Mobile Apps: What You Need to Know

The Business Case for Digital Accessibility Posted on Oct 10

Want to learn more about Digital Accessibility? The Web Accessibility Initiative posted an article discussing how laws are starting to mandate web accessibility, with the earliest web accessibility case dating back to 2000 in Australia. Read all about it at this link, https://www.w3.org/WAI/business-case/.

21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act Posted on Oct 2

Recently, the  United States Congress passed the “21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act” or the “21st Century IDEA,” which discusses the requirements for new websites and digital services. Read all about this act at https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5759/text.

Best Practices for Tackling Absence, Disability Management Posted on Sep 20

Employment laws such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) grant employees and employers protections in regards to disability and absence from work. The FMLA allows employees not to be at work and to take leave, while the ADA   …Continue Reading Best Practices for Tackling Absence, Disability Management

People with Disabilities Find Purpose through New Employment Opportunities Posted on Sep 10

The Kirkland Reporter discusses the importance of equal employment for persons of all abilities; 32% of people with disabilities work in management, 22.2% in sales, 21.2 in service, 13.5% in production, & 11.1 in construction & maintenance.   Read more at www.kirklandreporter.com/business/people-with-disabilities-find-purpose-through-new-employment-opportunities/

ADA Compliance in Retail is a Win for All Posted on Sep 6

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, businesses must accommodate persons with disabilities and are required to comply with various ADA standards. Take a look at Thrive Global’s article, ADA Compliance in Retail is a Win for All, at this link:   thriveglobal.com/stories/ada-compliance-in-retail-is-a-win-for-all/