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Recent ADA Website Compliance Lawsuits and How to Avoid Them

 

If you're a CEO, business owner, or in any kind of management position, it's important to stay up-to-date on the latest lawsuits that could potentially affect your business. Recently, there has been a spate of lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) against businesses whose websites are not accessible to people with disabilities. While the ADA was originally passed in 1990, it wasn't until the Department of Justice released its revised ADA Standards for Accessible Design in 2010 that web accessibility became a requirement for all businesses.

 

What does it mean for a website to be accessible?

There are many factors that go into making a website accessible, but some of the most important are having alternative text for images, giving users the ability to adjust the font size and color contrast, and ensuring that forms can be completed using just a keyboard (i.e. no mouse). There are many other considerations as well, which is why it's so important to consult with an expert when designing or redesigning your website.

 

Why are these lawsuits being filed now?

The number of lawsuits being filed has been increasing steadily over the past few years, but there has been a recent spike in activity. This is likely due to a combination of factors, including an increase in awareness of the issue and the availability of ready-made lawsuit templates that plaintiffs' lawyers can use to file suits quickly and easily.

 

How can I avoid getting sued?

The best way to avoid getting sued is to ensure that your website is compliant with the latest ADA standards. This means working with a web designer or developer who is knowledgeable about ADA compliance and who can help you create or update your website accordingly. If you already have a website, you should have it audited by an expert to identify any areas that need to be fixed in order to comply with the law.

 

In Summary

The best way to avoid getting sued is to ensure that your website is compliant with the latest ADA standards. This means working with a web designer or developer who is knowledgeable about ADA compliance and who can help you create or update your website accordingly. If you already have a website, you should have it audited by an expert to identify any areas that need to be fixed in order to comply with the law. Taking these steps will help protect your business from costly litigation and ensure that your website is accessible to everyone—including people with disabilities.

 

 

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