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23 01, 2017

Interactive Website Design And Accessibility

By | 2017-01-23T15:51:00+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Corinna to review|0 Comments

What are people thinking the first time they visit your website and how likely is it that these users will ever revisit your page? First Impressions Is this site credible? Is it trustworthy? Is this a professional company? Is this company stable? Do I feel welcome on this site? These are the questions you should [...]

17 05, 2016

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

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

1 05, 2016

Web Accessibility Checklist

By | 2016-12-22T06:21:54+00:00 May 1st, 2016|Accessibility Lawsuit Timeline, Best Practices, How To, Section 508|0 Comments

Company websites must meet WCAG 2.0 guidelines, these guidelines are set by the World Wide Web Consortium as an international standard to make websites accessible for the widest range of individuals to use. Why Accessibility? WCAG 2.0 guidelines are intended to help provide equal access to websites for individuals with disabilities. The standards, for example, [...]

25 04, 2016

New York Becomes the First U.S. City to Enforce Website Accessibility

By | 2016-12-22T06:21:55+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On March 14th, 2016, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed seven bills into law, including Intro. 683-A requiring government websites to meet specific accessibility standards. This marks the first time a major city in the United States has adopted legislation of this kind and, no doubt, state and local governments across the country will [...]

20 03, 2016

Guide to ADA Website Compliance, it’s YOUR Responsibility

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

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 [...]

14 12, 2015

Outdoor Retail Company Faces Lawsuit for Discriminating Against Blind Customers

By | 2016-12-22T06:21:55+00:00 December 14th, 2015|Accessibility Lawsuit Timeline, Web Accessibility, Web Accessibility Lawsuit|0 Comments

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 [...]

14 10, 2015

Reebok Faces Class Action Lawsuit Over Inaccessible Website

By | 2016-12-22T06:21:56+00:00 October 14th, 2015|Accessibility Lawsuit Timeline, Web Accessibility, Web Accessibility Lawsuit|0 Comments

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 [...]

12 08, 2015

Blind Customer Sues Toys “R” Us over Their Website

By | 2016-12-22T06:21:56+00:00 August 12th, 2015|Accessibility Lawsuit Timeline, Web Accessibility, Web Accessibility Lawsuit, Web Accessibility News|0 Comments

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 [...]

17 11, 2014

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

By | 2016-12-22T06:21:56+00:00 November 17th, 2014|Accessibility Lawsuit Timeline, Web Accessibility, Web Accessibility Lawsuit|0 Comments

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 [...]

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