Newsletter October 15, 2019

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Web Accessibility in the Supreme Court

Jeremy Fields

By Jeremy Fields

Jeremy is a Front-End Development Director at Viget. Read more by Jeremy here.

Accessibility has long been a concern for web developers, but recent legal action has brought it top of mind. Last week, the Supreme Court decided they wouldn’t hear Domino’s Pizza, Inc’s appeal in a lawsuit concerning accessibility on their website and mobile app. Accessibility advocates consider this a win, but the lawsuit isn’t won – the case now goes back to a federal court where the suit will continue, or they’ll settle out of court. Regardless of the outcome of this suit, we are champions of following web accessibility best practices for all businesses, committed to building a better digital world for everyone.

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Articles We Love

  1. 1. Websites need to be more accessible for disabled people Beyoncé got an unwelcome New Year’s present in January: a lawsuit from a blind woman who says her website is inaccessible because it’s presented as a “purely visual interface” that makes it impossible for blind and low-vision people to use.
  2. 2. Website Accessibility Under Title II of the ADA The next steps are to develop an action plan to fix web content that is currently inaccessible and implement procedures to ensure that all [state and local government] new and modified web content is accessible.
  3. 3. Disability activists notch win as Supreme Court declines case on Domino's Pizza website accessibility Disabled advocates scored a victory this week when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review a ruling allowing a blind plaintiff to sue a retailer under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for an inaccessible website.

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