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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 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

THE ANATOMY OF AN ADA LAWSUIT

The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted with the purpose of eliminating discrimination against persons with disabilities. However, the ADA is sometimes used by a few disabled individuals and organizations who file numerous lawsuits to obtain quick settlements from smaller businesses. These individuals have the set up for an ADA ... 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

ADA ‘Drive-by’ Lawsuits are Targeting Restaurants

An increasing number of plaintiffs’ attorneys are targeting restaurants, bars, and retail establishments in urban areas for “drive-by” lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Despite its commendable purposes, the ADA has been increasingly abused by individuals, organizations, and plaintiffs’ attorneys for monetary gain. Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, and ... Read More