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Digital accessibility legal landscape: are you at risk with an inaccessible site?

U.S. law guarantees the right of equal access for all people regardless of their ability. But what about access to online information? Although the relevant legislation – the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – actually predates the first web browser, it was designed to keep pace with changing technology. In fact, in 2018, the Department […]

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OCR Investigations: They’re back!

The Office of Civil Rights to Revisit Previously Abandoned Web Accessibility Complaints   The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has updated its Case Processing Manual (CPM) to rescind a provision added earlier in the year (pursuant to Section 108(t)), which had the stifling effect of negating OCR complaints filed in mass […]

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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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