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    This is the fifth installment in our ADA and the Internet Series Web Accessibility Policy Most settlements have a requirement for a web accessibility policy and DoJ settlements have been including them for some time. Generally, we would agree that requiring a defined, written, and widely distributed digital accessibility policy is a best practice. One …Read more

  • Accessibility Basics Series Q&A – Data Tables

    Posted by Kim Phillips on May 17, 2016

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    Last week’s presentation in our Accessibility Basics Webinar Series covered best practices for accessible data tables. Training Director Eric Lyons presented the webinar and has provided answers to the questions we received during Q&A – both those that were answered during the webinar and those we weren’t able to get to during the allotted time. The webinar …Read more

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    This is the fourth installment in our ADA and the Internet Series Third Party Solutions Third party services and content are often carved out in agreements to allow for time to evaluate new and alternative solutions. We have also seen ads and non-functional components of websites be carved out for similar reasons. A reasonable commitment …Read more

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    This is the third installment in our ADA and the Internet Series If your organization is involved in web-related ADA litigation, one of the most important things your legal counsel can do is fight for a realistic accessibility compliance timeline. We have seen settlements with timelines in the 1-2 year range. In our experience, trying …Read more

  • Accessibility Basics Series Q&A – Page Structure

    Posted by Kim Phillips on May 3, 2016

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    Last week’s presentation in our Accessibility Basics Webinar Series covered best practices for page structure. Training Director Eric Lyons presented the webinar and has provided answers to the questions we received during Q&A – both those that were answered during the webinar and those we weren’t able to get to during the allotted time. The webinar slides, …Read more

  • ADA and the Internet: So You Got a Demand Letter…Now What?

    Posted by Beth Crutchfield on April 28, 2016

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    A number of our clients have received demand letters from ADA plaintiff’s attorneys. As there seems to be a great bit of confusion behind these letters, I’d like to share a few notes to clear things up. First, take a deep breath. The vast majority of demand letters we have seen are boilerplate letters that …Read more

  • ADA and the Internet: Where Things Stand

    Posted by Beth Crutchfield on April 22, 2016

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    With demand letters and litigation increasing, we are often asked about the current legal situation when it comes to the ADA and the Internet. Here is a quick summary of the legal status for digital accessibility, enforcement of the ADA when it applies to websites, and the regulatory status as it pertains to updating the …Read more

  • Accessibility Basics Series Q&A – Non-text Elements

    Posted by Kim Phillips on April 19, 2016

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    Last week’s presentation in our Accessibility Basics Webinar Series covered best practices for non-text elements. Training Specialist Erica Zelmanowicz presented the webinar and has provided answers to the questions that came in during Q&A – including those we weren’t able to get to during the allotted time. The webinar slides, transcript, and recorded presentation can be …Read more

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    Website accessibility requirements are officially in effect for airlines operating flights within or to the U.S. or selling tickets to the U.S. public. Under the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA), these airlines are required to ensure that the public-facing content of their websites conforms to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 Level AA. Currently, …Read more

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    In 2015, a customer with a visual disability filed a suit against retailer Colorado Bag & Baggage, citing “numerous access barriers” preventing him from using the retail website. ColoradoBaggage.com was not accessible when visited by an individual using screen reading software. Attorneys for the plaintiff gave several examples of these accessibility barriers in the complaint, …Read more

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