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On April 7 the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an Opinion in a web accessibility lawsuit against the Winn-Dixie grocery chain. As a disability rights lawyer who has worked in the digital accessibility legal space for more than a quarter of a century, I was dismayed with the Opinion. It held that the Americans…
Read more… Winn-Dixie Opinion: a Judge On a Mission to Eliminate Civil Rights
In 2017 the first federal court web accessibility trial in the United States was held in a Miami Florida courtroom. When the trial was over, the judge ruled that the Winn-Dixie grocery chain violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by maintaining an inaccessible website. Winn-Dixie appealed the ruling. More than three years later, on April…
Read more… Narrow Winn-Dixie Court Opinion Limits Certain Types of Web Accessibility Lawsuits in three U.S. States
I opened my law office in the upstairs bedroom of my house on October 1, 1996, 25 years ago this Fall. It’s been a quarter century of practicing law in the digital accessibility space. And a quarter century of practicing law with what I now call dolphin skills (thus the image of jumping dolphins illustrating…
Read more… LFLegal at 25
As a public speaker and writer, I am always looking for good photos for presentations and articles I write on this website. What do I mean by “good”? I look for images that reflect what I’m trying to say, add to the story, amplify the message. And I look for images that don’t perpetuate or…
Read more… Stock Photo Sites for Inclusion
[APRIL 3, 2021 UPDATE] On February 12, 2021, the (so-called) Online Accessibility Act was re-introduced in the United States Congress. This proposed piece of legislation is identical to the bill introduced last year and has all the problems of last year’s bill described in the article here.
Read more… In 2021 The Proposed Online Accessibility Act in US Congress is [STILL] Bad for Digital Inclusion
Thanks to web developer extraordinaire Natalie Maclees of Digita11y, my site has a new design. For one thing, there are now dolphins leaping out of the water at the top of every page. Here’s more about that and the other changes. No more copyright I have removed the copyright symbol — (c) — at the…
Read more… No Sharks, No Copyright: LFLegal Gets a Refresh
My website just got a refresh and a dolphin swam into the header. Did I convert my law practice to an aquarium? Did I move to Miami? I did not. Many people think lawyers should act like sharks. I have chosen the dolphin instead. Dolphins collaborate and have good communication skills. That’s the kind of lawyer I try to be.
Read more… Why a Dolphin?
On September 4, 2020, AudioEye, Inc. sued accessiBe, Ltd for patent infringement. The lawsuit between these two very well-funded digital accessibility companies was filed in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas and reported in Justia Dockets and Filings.
Read more… AudioEye Sues AccessiBe for Patent Infringement
On August 26, 2020, the TRE Legal Practice announced a settlement with West Valley College that ensures blind students have access to critical educational technology, including immersive virtual language tools. Reached in Structured Negotiation without a lawsuit, among other things the agreement mandates that future procurement contracts must include provisions requiring technology vendors to deliver…
Read more… West Valley College improves technology for students in Structured Negotiation
Last updated 03.04.21 with new resource from Joe Dolson. Original excerpt: Web accessibility overlays and widgets are Artificial Intelligence (AI) software tools that promise “ADA compliance with one line of code.” These products are the very antithesis of the Capitol Crawl and all that the ADA represents.
Read more… Honor the ADA: Avoid Web Accessibility Quick-Fix Overlays