“ADA? Yeah, that’s something we need to look into on our website. We’ll get around to it eventually.”
If that’s the sentiment where you work, this week’s Supreme Court decision means it’s time you moved up the calendar on ‘eventually.’
Didn’t see it? Here’s a recap – a blind man sued Domino’s Pizza because he couldn’t access the choices on their website that would let him order the pizza he wanted.
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed he should be allowed to do so. This was the first time a federal court of appeals has decided whether Title III of the ADA applies to a business's website or mobile apps.
Domino’s fought it, but the Supreme Court just rejected the appeal, and the man’s lawsuit will move forward.
Starting to get the picture?
ADA has been around for 30 years, and it’s good law that will allow those with legitimate grievances to obtain the equal treatment they deserve. But it’s also about to be exploited by a lot of people looking to make an easy buck.
Will one (or more) of those accessibility lawsuits have your name on it?
Take ADA Action Now
If you know or even suspect that your website is out of compliance, it’s time to get that fixed. Now.
Over the years we’ve found that many of our clients have let this slip, not because they don’t care about the disabled, but because they don’t have the time or the personnel qualified to make the necessary changes to their website. That’s why we launched our ADA Review and Repair program.
We’ll go through every page, photo, link, video and written word on your site, not just to satisfy minimum standards but to create content that is truly usable for everyone, including those with blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities and photosensitivity.
Don’t delay on this. Domino’s is about to take a big financial hit. You don’t want to be next on that list.