THE THREAT TO ALL WEBSITES
- With digital accessibility lawsuits almost tripling from 2018, and are expected to triple again in 2019, organizations and private companies need to be more aware than ever that their digital assets need to be accessible to users with disabilities.
- Website disability access lawsuit allege that a consumer-facing website is discriminatory because it contains certain barriers making it not accessible to individuals with a visual, auditory, or other disability. These web access lawsuits are being brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act as well as many state non-discrimination laws. The costs associated with these lawsuits can be significant both in defending and long-term remediation efforts to the website itself. Moreover, attorneys’ fees are recoverable under the ADA, and adding to the potential exposure is the minimum statutory penalties that are available.