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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
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
Why Claims Under Americans with Disabilities Act Are Rising

Why Claims Under Americans with Disabilities Act Are Rising

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title III lawsuits are up 63 percent over 2015, according to law firm Seyfarth Shaw. ADA Title III prohibits businesses open to the public from discriminating on the basis of disability. The act applies to a variety of businesses and restaurants, including warehouses, movie theaters, ... Read More

Disability rights group sues Uber over wheelchair access

MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago disability rights group sued Uber Thursday over wheelchair accessibility, arguing that the mobile ride-hailing company’s adherence to federal disability laws “ranges from token to non-existent” despite its expanding role in the nation’s transportation system. The 19-page lawsuit, filed in U.S. District ... Read More

Creating an ADA-compliant website

Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that businesses and nonprofit services providers make accessibility accommodations to enable the disabled public to access the same services as clients who are not disabled. This includes electronic media and web sites. While the ADA applies to businesses with 15 ... Read More

Beware the ADA settlement that buys a big bag of nothing.

We’ve written before about the perils of private ADA settlements. The yin and yang of ADA defense. Perilous settlements and temporary victories, and Starbucks and the ADA – more perilous settlements and temporary victories. explain how an ADA settlement can cost plenty and do nothing. The problem is simple. If ... Read More

The focus of the ADA turns to websites in the digital age: Is your site compliant?

This article is excerpted from research conducted by Emily R. Taylor, one of Porter Wright’s talented 2015 summer law clerks. Emily will enter her third year at Vanderbilt University Law School in the fall.  Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability ... Read More

Serial ADA lawsuit filer striking Bay Area

SAN RAMON — In November, Sameer Misson found out his family’s Valero gas station had been sued for violating disability access laws. Surprised, the 29-year-old East Bay resident quickly made the relatively minor fixes to the handicap parking striping and signage, plus changes to the door pressure, counter height and ... Read More

Title II Web Access SANPRM Comment Period Extended

This week, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta approved an extension of the public comment period for the Supplemental Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities. The public comment period will be extended for 60 days. The public ... Read More