US Sees Rise in Cases Alleging Website Accessibility Violations
E-Commerce Law & Policy
January 2016
Partner Gonzalo Mon 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 discusses 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.