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Accessible Technology: Redbox DVD Rental Kiosk Class Action Settlement Highlights Litigation Risk Presented by Self-Service Equipment

Posted in Lawsuits, Investigations & Settlements

By Minh N. Vu

They are sprouting up everywhere:  Kiosks that allow customers to buy tickets, rent DVDs, get boarding passes, check-in at a hotel, count change, and even rent cars without ever having to interact with a human being.  These self-service kiosks can be a boon for customers and businesses, but they also create lawsuit exposure for businesses that … Continue Reading

Businesses Nationwide Hit By Wave of Lawsuits Alleging Inaccessible Websites

Posted in Department of Justice, Lawsuits, Investigations & Settlements, Website

By Minh N. Vu and Kristina M. Launey

Although “drive-by” ADA Title III lawsuits alleging physically inaccessible public accommodations facilities will continue to be a mainstay for the plaintiff’s bar, a new type of lawsuit has recently emerged:  The “surf-by” lawsuit.  In the past month, we have seen an onslaught of case filings and demand letters threatening lawsuits from private … Continue Reading

THE ADA TITLE III YEAR IN REVIEW: Trends, Hot Topics, and What’s In Store for 2014

Posted in 2010 ADA Standards, Legislative/Regulatory Actions, Pool Lifts, Website

By Minh N. Vu and Kristina M. Launey

Now that we are all back in work mode, we thought it would be useful to take a quick look at some of the major ADA Title III trends and highlights of 2013 and how they will impact the coming year.   

Digital Accessibility.  We saw a definitive uptick in the number of … Continue Reading

Does Your Company Do Business in Ontario? New Ontarian Website Accessibility Regulations May Apply To You.

Posted in Website

By Minh Vu and Michael Fleischer

Although we are not Canadian lawyers, we are reporting on this issue because it is an important development that affects many of our clients and their website compliance efforts in the United States.

As we previously reported, the United States Department of Justice continues to work on its proposed website accessibility regulations for … Continue Reading

US Access Board to Hold Webinar on Web Content Accessibility Guidelines

Posted in 2010 ADA Standards

By Kristina M. Launey

On July 11, 2013, from 2:30 – 4:00 EST, the US Access Board will hold a free webinar to review requirements in the internationally recognized Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, also known as WCAG 2.0, issued by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). The Board has proposed referencing the WCAG 2.0 to address web accessibility in updating … Continue Reading

Justice Department May Propose New Accessible Website Regulations as Early as July 2013

Posted in Department of Justice, Legislative/Regulatory Actions, Website

By Minh N. Vu 

Title II Changes Come First: The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a new July 2013 date for issuing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its Title II ADA regulations that would address the obligations of state/local governments to make their websites accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities.  The DOJ stated that … Continue Reading

Businesses: Brace For an Onslaught of ADA Lawsuits Alleging Inaccessible Websites

Posted in Department of Justice, Lawsuits, Investigations & Settlements, Website

By Minh N. Vu

For more than a decade, courts have struggled with the question of whether the ADA’s coverage of twelve “places of public accommodation” (e.g., places of lodging, entertainment, retailers, restaurants, service establishments) is limited to physical places, or whether they can be virtual.  The answer to this question dictates whether virtual places, such as websites, are covered … Continue Reading