DOJ Demands Accessible Websites, Apps And POS Devices

Law360, New York (May 19, 2014, 6:50 PM EDT) -- Only five months into 2014 and the U.S. Department of Justice has already made headlines with an aggressive enforcement agenda concerning the obligation of public accommodations to ensure effective communication with individuals with disabilities.

On March 3, the DOJ entered into a consent decree with HRB Digital LLC and HRB Tax Group Inc. that requires the company’s website, tax preparation tool and mobile applications to be more accessible. On April 10, the DOJ filed a statement of interest in a pending case to support the plaintiff’s position that retailers must provide a means for blind customers to independently input their personal...

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