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From: Brandon Keith Biggs
Date: Tue, Jun 27 2017 4:27PM
Subject: Court Case on Website Accessibility
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Hello,
I just read this article on how a business was ordered by the court to make
their website ADA compliant:
http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170622/retailers-websites-must-comply-with-americans-with-disabilities-act-court-rules
What does this mean for the web world?
Thanks,

Brandon Keith Biggs <http://brandonkeithbiggs.com/>;

From: Bourne, Sarah (MASSIT)
Date: Wed, Jun 28 2017 12:44PM
Subject: Re: Court Case on Website Accessibility
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What this ruling will do:
Winn-Dixie will have to fix their website.

What this ruling might do:
Increase awareness of potential liability in the business community
Which could lead to more designers, developers, etc., learning about accessibility
Encourage the DOJ to revive their pursuit of ADA Title III regulations so businesses know what line they're supposed to toe.

Some good reading on the legal implications:
First Federal Court Rules That Having An Inaccessible Website Violates Title III Of The ADA
http://www.adatitleiii.com/2017/06/first-federal-court-rules-that-having-an-inaccessible-website-violates-title-iii-of-the-ada/

BIG WIN FOR BLIND SHOPPER IN FIRST U.S. ADA WEB ACCESSIBILITY TRIAL
http://www.lflegal.com/2017/06/winn-dixie/

The actual ruling (PDF)
http://www.adatitleiii.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/121/2017/06/16-cv-23020-63-Verdict-Order_WinnDixie.pdf

And dozens more listed at Laura Carlson‏'s Web Design Resources
http://www.adatitleiii.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/121/2017/06/16-cv-23020-63-Verdict-Order_WinnDixie.pdf

Sarah E. Bourne
Director of IT Accessibility, MassIT
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1 Ashburton Pl. rm 811 Boston MA 02108
617-626-4502
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From: Bourne, Sarah (MASSIT)
Date: Wed, Jun 28 2017 1:37PM
Subject: Re: Court Case on Website Accessibility
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Oops, copy-paste failure! URL correction for last link:

And dozens more listed at Laura Carlson‏'s Web Design Resources
http://www.d.umn.edu/itss/training/online/webdesign/accessibility.html#winndixie

Sarah E. Bourne
Director of IT Accessibility, MassIT
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1 Ashburton Pl. rm 811 Boston MA 02108
617-626-4502
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http://www.mass.gov/MassIT