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Posts Tagged ‘Title III’

Study: ADA Lawsuits Continue to Rise

Website accessibility and other lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are continuing to increase, according to a recent study by law firm Seyfarth Shaw. According to the study, plaintiffs filed more than 11,000 ADA Title III lawsuits in federal court in 2019 — a nearly 9% increase over the number…

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ADA Round-Up: Bomb Cyclones, Website Accessibility, and Increased Lawsuits

Today we launch a new monthly feature at VITAC.com that highlights recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. This month we look at recent news on emergency interpreters, website accessibility challenges, and ADA lawsuits. Bomb Cyclone Accessibility Concerns A Colorado organization voiced concerns over the lack of sign language interpreters at…

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DOJ Withdraws ADA Rulemaking Process

The Department of Justice late last month announced that it has withdrawn its pending rulemaking and technical guidance for accessible websites under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – a decision that is likely to cause continued uncertainty for businesses, retailers, and owners and operators of public websites as to what, if…

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Business Associations Seeking Clarity on Website Accessibility Ruling

A dozen business associations recently filed a brief before the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to reconsider a lower court ruling that a business’s website did not meet accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Though the group says that it supports the goals of Title III of the Americans…

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