ADA Compliance and Website Accessibility: Circuit Split, Online Accessibility Act, W3C Guidance
A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A
This CLE course will provide corporate counsel with tools to mitigate liability for a website or mobile app that does not comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The panel will discuss the conflicting legal authority in various jurisdictions, and how this authority affects this type of litigation. The panel will also provide their views on enforcement of this area of the law in the near future.
- Application of the ADA to websites and apps
- How ADA principles apply to websites and mobile apps
- Circuit split
- Online Accessibility Act
- W3C guidance
- Risk mitigation
- Proactive steps to minimize the risk of a suit
- Steps to mitigate liability and damages when a claim is filed
The panel will review these and other essential matters:
- What is the current published guidance by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) on website accessibility?
- What are the legal risks and exposures to clients for maintaining inaccessible websites and mobile applications?
- Will the Department of Justice step in to issue regulatory guidance in this area?
- What is the status of the Online Accessibility Act, and will it affect future litigation?
Shira M. Blank
Epstein Becker & Green
Ms. Blank defends companies against lawsuits alleging violations of all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act... | Read More
Ms. Blank defends companies against lawsuits alleging violations of all aspects of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including with respect to the accessibility of public accommodations and technology, and equivalent state and local laws. While the COVID-19 pandemic spurred a significant increase in lawsuits involving accessible technology, Ms. Blank has been handling hundreds of these cases over the last three years. As a trusted advisor, she counsels clients on all aspects of the employment relationship, avoidance of litigation, leave laws, employee discipline, separation and discharge, and harassment. She also advises on compliance with Title I and III of the ADA and the Family and Medical Leave Act and conducts internal investigations. Ms. Blank writes and speaks frequently about the ADA and public accommodation issues as well as ways of avoiding litigation, among other topics.Close
Mark S. Sidoti
Director, Commercial & Criminal Litigation
Mr. Sidoti – a commercial litigator at Gibbons, P.C. and Chair of the firm’s E-Discovery Task Force,... | Read More
Mr. Sidoti – a commercial litigator at Gibbons, P.C. and Chair of the firm’s E-Discovery Task Force, has more than 30 years of experience assisting companies with a wide range of business and legal challenges. As part of his practice, Mr. Sidoti counsels clients with respect to website access and compliance requirements under the ADA and other disability laws, and has represented numerous companies in website accessibility litigation. He has written and presented frequently on this topic.Close
Jason C. Taylor
Chief Innovation Strategist
Mr. Taylor is the Chief Innovation Strategist and Advisor to the UsableNet CEO with nearly 20 years of experience in... | Read More
Mr. Taylor is the Chief Innovation Strategist and Advisor to the UsableNet CEO with nearly 20 years of experience in usability and accessibility. He is a global technology leader for multichannel customer engagement, actively advising leading companies on how to extend their brands across multiple channels for all users. He has been an active member of the accessibility and usability communities since 2001, which started with leading partnerships between UsableNet, Macromedia (now Adobe), and The Nielsen Norman Group.Close