ADA Accessibility

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Overview

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination based upon disability in places of public accommodation. Recent caselaw has held that websites inaccessible to those with disabilities (such as persons with low vision, blindness, etc.) violate the nondiscrimination provisions of the ADA. With eleven categories defining what constitutes a “place of public accommodation,” almost all businesses with brick-and-mortar locations (and possibly even some without) could potentially be affected by digital accessibility concerns. With varying Court opinions and no clear regulations, business owners can easily be caught off guard with an inaccessible website.

Hill Ward Henderson has assembled a team of attorneys and consulting experts that are equipped to guide clients in identifying and correcting noncompliant websites, and in responding to demand letters and lawsuits based on website ADA claims. We offer several services in the area of digital accessibility, specifically tailored to the needs of each individual client, and encompassing everything from voluntary pre-demand compliance all the way through responding to demand letters and representing clients in ADA-related litigation. For other law firms, Hill Ward Henderson offers digital accessibility local counsel and co-counsel services, enabling any law firm to have a dedicated digital accessibility team at its disposal.

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