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American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III Lawsuits Being Filed at Record Pace

Fifteen percent of the world’s population lives with some form of disability. Seventy-five percent of that population uses computers or digital devices. Digital Accessibility is about people, a lot of people. It is about their right to access all of the information in the digital world and to use digital tools to lead a happier and more […]

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School ADA Website Accessibility Complaints on the Rise

From Education Week – “Advocate Moves Needle on Website Accessibility.” What You Need to Know Educational establishments are being investigated in response to complaints received by the Office for Civil Rights. Complaints on disability discrimination were high with a focus on website accessibility. The U.S. Department of Education’s has reached settlements in response to complaints […]

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K – 12 Education Web Accessibility Complaint Repository

Complaints & Settlements There has been an influx of settlements reached with kindergarten through 12th grade education institutions as a result of an increased number of complaints being processed and investigated by the United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. When the Office for Civil Rights receives a complaint about violation of the […]

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Retail Web Accessibility Complaint Repository

The following list summarizes some of the many high profile Web Accessibility lawsuits and complaints filed in association with the Retail industry. Check-in regularly for updates. The lawsuits against Hugo Boss, New Balance, Perry Ellis, True Religion, Harbor Freight Tools, Genesco, Estee Lauder, Bed Bath & Beyond, Patagonia, Colorado Bag’n Baggage, Toys “R” Us, Reebok, […]

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Finance & Banking Web Accessibility Complaint Repository

The following list summarizes some of the many high profile Web Accessibility Lawsuits and complaints filed in association with Finance & Banking industries. Check-in regularly for updates. E*Trade Structured negotiation with: Pratik Patel and Victor Tsaran Year: 2016 Complaint: Inaccessible web content for people with disabilities Summary: E*Trade and two of their customers who are […]

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Meaningful Access Rule

Affordable Care Act Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) of 2010, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is implementing a Meaningful Access Rule. The Meaningful Access Rule will apply to the ACA’s Section 1557’s anti-discrimination policies. This section defines that any health care provider that receives funding from the federal government […]

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Air Carrier Access Act & Website Accessibility

Under the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) was established in 1986 to ensure that United States and foreign air carries do not discriminate against people on the basis of disability. Recently, the DOT has made new implementations to the act for continued accessibility in the airline industry. New […]

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Major Educational Institutions Continue to Settle ADA Web Accessibility Complaints

From U.S. Department of Education – “Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities” What You Need to Know The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has been reaching settlement agreements with educational institutions. The settlement agreements are based on complaints received about the educational institution’s […]

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State & Local Government Web Accessibility Complaint Repository

Settlement Agreements The United States Department of Justice has been reaching settlement agreements with all industry types. In 1999, the DOJ reached its first settlement agreement with Toledo, Ohio under their initiative Project Civic Access. With Project Civic Access, the DOJ has reached more than 200 settlement agreements with counties, cities, towns, and villages across […]

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International Accessibility Law Repository

Photo Credit: National Archives – 1949 Photo Description: Eleanor Roosevelt is pictured holding the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a highly influential document that she helped create.* “Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps […]

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