If Your Website Isn’t ADA-Compliant, You’re More Likely to Face Litigation

If Your Website Isn’t ADA-Compliant, You’re More Likely to Face Litigation

by Admin, January 2, 2019

Several federal courts have recently ruled websites are “places” of business much like stores, offices and other classifications under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This means that much as a business should have adequate handrails and parking spots, it should also have a website design that can accommodate the disabled.

While there has yet to be any guidance from the Department of Justice, many courts are pointing to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines as a blueprint for digital accessibility. Attorneys and risk managers say it’s a growing issue and that businesses should start reviewing their sites and checking their liability coverage.