In 2017 there were 814 lawsuits against websites that violated the ADA. This meant that a disabled person was unable to use a company's website or mobile application because it wasn't accessible to them.
In 2018, that number rose to 2285. That's a 181% increase in lawsuits. And 2019 is shaping up to beat those numbers.
Most of these lawsuits were settled out of court, but for Dominos, the fight continues.
Dominos was sued in 2017 for their website and mobile app being non-ADA compliant. They appealed and took their case to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court declined to see the case, uplholding the decision made by the 9th US Circuit Court that they had to overhaul their current website and mobile app to bring them up to compliancy.
This has sparked a cascade of additional lawsuits against other companies, many of them not nearly as large as Dominos.
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. It was signed into law on July 26, 1990 by President George H. W. Bush, and it was amended in 2008 by President George W. Bush.
This law guarantees equal access to public accommodations, employment, transportation, and most recently, website access and usability.
Nearly 15% of all people have some kind of disability, like impaired vision, hearing or motor functions, to name a few. This means that for your website to be accessible to disabled people, you need to follow the Website Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0).
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To be ADA compliant, you need ALL your web content, web pages, images, videos, etc to meet certain criteria:
- Text to speech
- Alt Text for All Images
- Zoom Feature
- Accessibility Policy Pages
- Just to name a few!
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