POSTED ON JANUARY 15, 2019
On January 15, 2019 the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals gave a big win to digital accessibility in a case against Domino’s Pizza. The appeals court reversed, ruling that the ADA covers websites and mobile applications and the case can stay in court.
The Opinion Summary, prepared by the court’s staff, has the bottom line, stating the panel of three judges) held that the ADA applied to Domino’s website and app because the Act mandates that places of public accommodation, like Domino’s, provide auxiliary aids and services to make visual materials available to individuals who are blind.
Court Summary of Domino’s Pizza opinion Domino’s has received fair notice that its website and app must provide effective communication and facilitate “full and equal enjoyment” of Domino’s goods and services to its customers who are disabled. Our Constitution does not require that Congress or DOJ spell out exactly how Domino’s should fulfill this obligation.