Winn-Dixie Loses ADA Fight Over Website Accessibility

Law360, Miami (June 14, 2017, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A federal judge has ruled that the lack of accessibility of supermarket chain Winn-Dixie's website violated a blind Florida man's rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act, in what the parties believe was the first case to go to trial on this issue.

Plaintiff Juan Carlos Gil sufficiently alleged the website's incompatibility with standard screen reader software caused him injury by denying him the full and equal enjoyment of what the Southern chain's 495 stores offer to sighted customers, U.S. District Judge Robert N. Scola Jr. concluded in his decision, entered Monday after a two-day bench trial in Miami.

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