The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) set a wide variety of legal standards that businesses and public spaces must comply with in order to accommodate the special needs of people with permanent disabilities. While most of these rules apply to physical attributes of a business – such as wheelchair ramps and low sink basins in public restrooms – there are actually many that dictate how a business’s website is created and functions. In particular, the guidelines are concerned with how deaf and blind people are able to use a website just like anyone else.
Has your business been slammed by an unexpected ADA lawsuit, sometimes called a “drive-by” ADA lawsuit, based on the layout of your website? Our ADA defense attorney from the Law Offices of Nolan Klein can represent you and your business in and out of court, doing everything in our power to ensure you do not have to pay out tens of thousands of dollars in an unfair settlement. Call 877.253.5406 today to begin.
Americans with disabilities stemming from blindness, deafness, or proclivity to epileptic seizures can encounter serious issues when using a website. If your business offers website services, it is highly likely that you must make certain it complies with ADA standards that benefit Americans with these disabilities. As website design is open to creativity, it may be difficult to find a way to meet all standards. You may also be able to make the argument that compliance to certain standards would be both unnecessary and damaging to your business, as loss of design creativity could lead to a decrease in online sales or visits.
Some of the most prominent ADA website accessibility standards are:
In our years of legal practice, we have found that, time and time again, business owners did not know they were not in compliance with ADA standards, especially when it comes to ADA website accessibility. No maliciousness, neglect, or laziness contributed to any decision to not make an ADA-compliant website. When this is the case, it is simply wrong to fine an honest business or business owner thousands of dollars without so much as giving them a chance to fix it.
This is where our nationally-recognized ADA attorney, Mr. Nolan Klein, steps in. If your business’s reputation and finances are on the line due to an ADA website accessibility lawsuit, you should contact us right away to learn the extent of your legal options.