By: Drew Sorrell
Do you own or operate a business with a website that markets its goods or services? Chances are that you could be liable for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) if your website is not accessible to disabled users. ADA compliant typically means that your website has to be readable by readers employed by the visually impaired. Recent court rulings have ordered businesses to remediate their websites if not compliant and held them liable for the disabled plaintiff's attorney's fees.
What should you do?
This is a situation where an ounce of prevention is worth a truckload of cure. Start working with a company that specializes in this technical area of website administration and development. They can convert content of a website to audio or text depending on the user’s disability.
In a completely non-scientific review of the daily federal suit filings, one or two suits seem to be filed every day and company size is not the determining factor. If you have any questions about website compliance please contact Drew Sorrell.