Plaintiffs Drive Website Accessibility As DOJ Delays Rule

Law360, New York (December 16, 2015, 10:27 AM EST) -- Gonzalo E. Mon

Crystal N. Skelton The NBA and the NCAA have recently joined a growing list of retailers, restaurants, hotels and other companies that have been hit with proposed class actions alleging that their websites violate the Americans with Disabilities Act because they are not accessible to the blind. These lawsuits generally allege that the websites contain access barriers that make it difficult — if not impossible — for blind and visually impaired customers to use the sites, including completing a transaction, watching videos, or reading articles or blogs.

Although these types of cases have been on the rise in...

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