US Sees Rise in Cases Alleging Website Accessibility Violations
E-Commerce Law & Policy
January 2016

Partner Gonzalo Mon and associate Crystal Skelton co-authored the E-Commerce Law & Policy article “US Sees Rise in Cases Alleging Website Accessibility Violations.” Following the filing of a lawsuit in October against Reebok in the U.S. that alleges that Reebok’s website is not accessible to the blind and is thus in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), Gonzalo and Crystal discuss a recent rise in such cases, and how US courts have received them. While the US Department of Justice has yet to issue its promised website accessibility standard sunder Title III of the ADA, there are steps website owners can take to avoid the risk of being targeted by lawsuits for alleged ADA violations.