“Supreme Court allows blind people to sue retailers if their websites are not accessible” -Los Angeles Times (10/7/19)
A quick Google search for ‘Dominos ADA Supreme Court‘ will help you kick off your search. There are several guidelines and resources out there to help inform yourself of the liabilities that you, as a website owner should know about.
Now we’re not all gloom and doom, instead, we’re looking at this as the opportunity to HELP as many vision and hearing impaired folks as we can… and at the same time, covering your butt from a potential legal nightmare.
So what do I need to know? Let’s start here. The 115th congress passed a Bill called –
H.R.5759 – 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act 115th Congress (2017-2018)
And in it, it states…
SEC. 3. WEBSITE MODERNIZATION. (a) Requirements for New Websites and Digital Services.--Not later <<NOTE: Deadline.>> than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, an executive agency that creates a website or digital service that is intended for use by the public, or conducts a redesign of an existing legacy website or digital service that is intended for use by the public, shall ensure to the greatest extent practicable that any new or redesigned website, web-based form, web-based application, or digital service--
Now without getting too legal, for now just notice the <<NOTE: Deadline>> and the bottom of the Act says:
Approved December 20, 2018. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5759 (S. 3050): --------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-1055 (Comm. on Oversight and Government Reform). SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-418 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs) accompanying S. 3050. CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 164 (2018): Nov. 29, considered and passed House. Dec. 11, considered and passed Senate.
You can read the whole thing here if you’re so inclined.
So now what? How do I even check to see if I’m compliant? What do I need to know? How can I avoid a lawsuit and help the disabled use my website?
Glad you asked. We’re in the process of helping as many people as we possibly can, right now at this moment. In order to be as efficient as possible, we ask that you pop by and join PJ, Alex, and I for a quick webinar where we will answer your questions and get as many people the help they need in the most efficient way possible. Just enter your name and email below to be on our webinar list. When they get too full we’ll record them and let you watch them at your leisure. There are NO PRESSURE sales here. We have a product/service that will help, guaranteed! Swing by, say hi, and let’s get this win/win working!