Ninth Circuit Weighs in On Website Accessibility Obligations


Source: JD Supra
By P. Maxwell Smith, FordHarrison
January 22, 2019

Lawsuits claiming business websites are not fully accessible to blind and visually impaired individuals continue to proliferate. Businesses often respond their websites are not required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Internet accessibility cases have begun making their way to the federal circuit courts, and the Ninth Circuit recently weighed in on the issue, holding that a pizza delivery company was required to ensure its website and mobile app are accessible as required by the ADA.

The Ninth Circuit, however, reversed the district court’s decision dismissing the lawsuit. Despite holding the ADA applied to the website and app, the district court dismissed the lawsuit, holding imposing liability would violate Domino’s right to due process.

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