Paul A. Aloe, named partner, and Francis Curran, senior attorney, recently co-authored an article for the American Bar Association. The article, “Who is Responsible When Your Website is Not ADA Compliant” discusses the recent rise of website accessibility cases. An excerpt from the article:
“Lawsuits brought by blind or visually impaired persons regarding website accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state statutes in California and New York against businesses have mushroomed in recent years. In New York alone, more than 2,000 website accessibility cases were filed in 2021. These lawsuits typically allege that the websites are inaccessible to persons with visual disabilities because they are not designed to be compatible with commonly used screen-reading software. And while the dollar amount of damages available under the ADA for noncompliance is usually relatively small, plaintiffs’ attorneys are entitled to an award of attorneys’ fees, which could be substantial.”
To read the full article, click here.