• Impaired Access: ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits On the Rise
  • November 14, 2016 | Authors: Alexander P. Fuchs; Lewis S. Wiener; Amy Xu
  • Law Firms: Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP - New York Office; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • An increasing number of class action lawsuits have been filed over the past year against private companies by individuals alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for failure to maintain websites that are accessible to the blind and visually impaired. Since early 2015, approximately 240 lawsuits have been filed by a handful of plaintiffs’ firms against companies in the retail, hospitality, and financial services industries alleging ADA violations related to website accessibility.