Insight Center: Webinars

Does Your Website Comply With the ADA? Does It Even Need To?

Speakers: Tracey E. Diamond, Jeffrey M. Goldman, Charles S. Marion and Victoria D. Summerfield

12:00 - 1:00 PM (ET)
Does Your Website Comply With the ADA? Does It Even Need To?

In the last few years, there has been an explosion in the number of cases being filed throughout the United States in which visually impaired or other disabled individuals claim that a company’s website violates the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA requires places of public accommodation to ensure equal access to the goods and services they offer to disabled individuals. It is well-known that the ADA applies to physical structures, such as a restaurant or a store. But does it also apply to company websites that offer goods and services for sale online, offer a way to order goods online and then pick them up in store, or simply help online visitors locate a company’s physical stores?

In this webinar, Pepper attorneys Charles S. MarionJeffrey M. Goldman, Tracey E. Diamond and Victoria D. Summerfield will explore whether the ADA applies to websites, analyze trends and review recent decisions in these ADA/website cases, and discuss best practices regarding whether and how your company should address the website accessibility issues that have been raised in the lawsuits filed to date.

Topics will include:

  • Recent developments at the DOJ
  • Lawsuits claiming that websites must comply with the ADA and that companies must make their websites accessible to the visually impaired, hearing impaired and other disabled individuals
  • Settlements and case law
  • Best practices for company websites

CLE credit available.

Webinar Documents

Does Your Website Comply With the ADA? Does It Even Need To? Presentation Slides (.pdf)

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