Number Of Federal Website Accessibility Lawsuits Nearly Triple, Exceeding 2250 In 2018


Source: JDSupra
By Kristina Launey, Minh Vu, Seyfarth Shaw LLP
February 1, 2019

As we had predicted, the number of website accessibility lawsuits (i.e. lawsuits alleging that plaintiffs with a disability could not use websites because they were not coded to work with assistive technologies like screen readers, or otherwise accessible to them) filed in federal court under Title III of the ADA exploded in 2018 to at least 2258 – increasing by 177% from 814 such lawsuits in 2017.

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