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Companies Continue to wait for Web Accessibility Regulations, as the DOJ Retracts Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, Issuing Supplemental Advanced Notice Soliciting Further Comments

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released a statement announcing they are withdrawing the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on web information and services for state and local governments. In its place, the DOJ has issued a Supplemental Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (SANPRM) published in the Federal Register, intending to solicit comments from the [...]

By |2016-12-22T06:21:54+00:00May 17th, 2016|Web Accessibility, Web Accessibility News|0 Comments

Guide to ADA Website Compliance, it’s YOUR Responsibility

H&R Block and many other corporations have fallen victim to lawsuits regarding website compliance. As special interest groups partner with highly aggressive and opportunistic attorneys seeking to rake in substantial settlement fees by pushing through the courts countless lawsuits under the umbrella of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), companies need to be protected. Understand [...]

By |2016-12-22T06:21:55+00:00March 20th, 2016|Best Practices, Validation Tools, Web Accessibility|0 Comments

Outdoor Retail Company Faces Lawsuit for Discriminating Against Blind Customers

The outdoor retail company, Patagonia Works, Inc., is being sued by blind customers over the lack of accessibility of the company’s website. Michelle Sipe, Jill Gross and R. David New, with Access Now, Inc. (ANI), represented by law firm Carlson, Lynch, Sweet & Kilpela have filed a lawsuit in the US Federal District Court for [...]

Reebok Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Inaccessible Website

Popular athletic retail giant, Reebok International LTD., is facing a monumental, class action lawsuit for discriminating against blind individuals. Jose Del Orden has sued over Reebok’s policy and practice of maintaining a website that is inaccessible, denying blind individuals equal access to the goods and services of the company’s website. The class action lawsuit aims [...]

Blind Customer Sues Toys “R” Us over Their Website

Blind patron, Michelle Sipe has filed a lawsuit against toy store giant Toys “R” Us. Sipe claims she could not access the toy company’s website because it is not accessible to visually impaired and blind individuals, violating Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Additionally, Toys “R” Us is facing charges for unauthorized [...]

DOJ enters into a Settlement Agreement with Peapod, Requiring their Online Grocery Website to be Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities

The DOJ announced that they are entering into an agreement with Ahold U.S.A. Inc. as well as Peapod LLC, to repair apparent ADA violations. The major corporation is a leading provider of groceries online, serving over 23 million customers in the District of Columbia, East Coast, and Midwest states. The settlement was put into place [...]

Is YOUR Website Accessible to Disabled Users?

ADA Regulations Are Requiring Websites to be Accessible to the Blind The Department of Justice, the U.S. Senate and special interest groups are pushing ahead with their goal to ensure that individuals with disabilities are not being denied access to the Internet. This has resulted in companies coming under attack by unscrupulous law firms for [...]

By |2016-12-22T06:21:57+00:00July 15th, 2014|Web Accessibility, What is Web Accessibility|0 Comments

DOJ Expands Interpretation of ADA to Include the Internet

The Department of Justice has expanded the interpretation of the Americans with Disability Act to include the Internet, meaning if you have a website and it is not accessible to individuals with a disability you can be sued! This video presented by James Gutierrez, president of Career Resources Incorporated, will discuss your online liabilities and [...]

By |2016-12-22T06:21:58+00:00June 30th, 2014|Best Practices, Video, Web Accessibility|0 Comments

The ADA Compliance of a Website is Your Responsibility!

AuditGenie™is the leading provider in online ADA compliance support for businesses, our one-click website testing tool identifies accessibility issues with websites that could lead to a potential lawsuit under the umbrella of Americans with Disability Act. The ADA was established for the disabled to obtain access to brick-and-mortar businesses, today the Department of Justice and [...]

By |2016-12-22T06:21:59+00:00June 25th, 2014|Best Practices, Video, Web Accessibility|0 Comments

AuditGenie™ Testimonial

Remember McDonald's Corporation losing a million dollar settlement because their coffee was too hot? Now, wrap your head around this piece of information, Target Corporation settled a six million dollar lawsuit because a blind college student couldn't read their website! In this video Will Kautz, with Executive Advisors, provides insight into online liabilities and gives [...]

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