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Websites are the next frontier of ADA compliance

Since 1990, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has required places of public accommodation to meet certain standards for accessibility by persons with disabilities. The traditional definition of “places of public accommodation” – stores, schools, offices, etc. – has largely remained unchanged since the ADA’s enactment. However, ... Read More

UPS agrees to $2 million settlement in disability discrimination lawsuit

UPS has agreed to pay a total of $2 million to nearly 90 current and former employees to resolve a national disability discrimination lawsuit that challenged the company’s maximum leave policy, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed by the EEOC in 2009 in Chicago federal ... Read More

Omaha Steaks among companies facing ADA compliance lawsuits over websites

Legal experts are calling it the next frontier when it comes to business compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act: the Internet. Lawsuits are proliferating against business websites — civil suits citing lack of compliance with the law requiring companies to not discriminate against people with disabilities. In brick-and-mortar cases ... Read More
64 lawsuits in two months: Are recent ADA suits “drive-by” litigation or a tool to help the disabled?

64 lawsuits in two months: Are recent ADA suits “drive-by” litigation or a tool to help the disabled?

A gubernatorial appointee who chairs the Colorado Developmental Disabilities Council has filed dozens of lawsuits against small businesses over the past two months claiming they violate federal disability laws. The 64 lawsuits filed so far by Mellisa Umphenour of Arvada are nearly identical in content and scope to scores of ... Read More

5 Steps to Make Sure Your Website Is ADA-Compliant

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is one of America’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation. Most people are familiar with the physical accommodations businesses make, such as automatic door openers and wheelchair ramps. But the ADA applies to the virtual world as well. Under the law, websites should ... Read More

Websites are the next frontier of ADA compliance

Since 1990, Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has required places of public accommodation to meet certain standards for accessibility by persons with disabilities. The traditional definition of “places of public accommodation” – stores, schools, offices, etc. – has largely remained unchanged since the ADA’s enactment. However, ... Read More

Op-Ed Is your company’s website accessible to the disabled? You’d better hope so

The Americans With Disabilities Act produced tangible benefits. Signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, the ADA banned employment discrimination against the disabled and eliminated unnecessary physical barriers to commercial and government buildings. But in the quarter-century since it was enacted, the law has also had countless unintended ... Read More
In Helping Those With Disabilities, ADA Improves Access For All

In Helping Those With Disabilities, ADA Improves Access For All

When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) became law 25 years ago, “everybody was thinking about the iconic person in a wheelchair,” says civil rights lawyer Sid Wolinsky. Or that the ADA — which bans discrimination based on disability — was for someone who is deaf, or blind. President George ... Read More
The Americans With Disabilities Act Is Under Attack in Congress

The Americans With Disabilities Act Is Under Attack in Congress

The House Judiciary Committee is currently considering imposing significant limitations to the ADA through the passage of the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. On July 26, 1990, George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, proclaiming, “Let the shameful wall of exclusion finally come tumbling ... Read More

Is your company’s website accessible to the disabled? You’d better hope so…

The Americans With Disabilities Act produced tangible benefits. Signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, the ADA banned employment discrimination against the disabled and eliminated unnecessary physical barriers to commercial and government buildings. But in the quarter-century since it was enacted, the law has also had countless unintended ... Read More