US Supreme Court Acheson Hotel Case May Impact Web Accessibility Lawsuits

On Wednesday October 4 the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case about who can file a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The case is called Acheson Hotels vs. Deborah Laufer. Ms. Laufer is a disabled woman. She uses a wheelchair and has a vision impairment and limited use of… Read more… US Supreme Court Acheson Hotel Case May Impact Web Accessibility Lawsuits

Accessibility Statements Show Commitment to all Site Users

Last updated January 27, 2021 to add the new White House website statement. An important component of any Structured Negotiations settlement agreement involving web accessibility has been a company’s commitment to maintain an Accessibility Statement (previously called an Accessibility Information Page, or AIP. The ideal page has details about the company’s web accessibility policy, details about other accessibility services, and a phone and web-based method for the public to forward accessibility concerns, both positive and negative. The page should be easy to find on the site, preferably linked from the home page and all page footers, and searchable through the site search engine. Accessibility Statement resources and Statements of some of the largest entities in the United States are included in this article. Read more… Accessibility Statements Show Commitment to all Site Users

Proposed web and software accessibility legislation introduced in United States Congress

On September 28, 2022 the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act was introduced in both the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives. (This is called “bicameral legislation” because the same proposed bill was introduced in both parts (Senate and House ) of the US Congress.) In the Senate the bill was… Read more… Proposed web and software accessibility legislation introduced in United States Congress

Public Comment Sought on Proposed New “Access to Video Conferencing” Rule Published by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

On August 7, 2023, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) officially published a proposed rule designed to improve the accessibility of video conferencing and video conferencing platforms for people with disabilities. The FCC is seeking public comment on the proposed Access to Video Conferencing rule. Comments can be submitted until September 6, 2023. The… Read more… Public Comment Sought on Proposed New “Access to Video Conferencing” Rule Published by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Offering Healthcare? The ADA and the Affordable Care Act Mean Accessible Telehealth, #HealthTech, and Content

[This is the first of several planned articles on LFLegal celebrating the 33d anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 2023] I’ve written extensively about delays in finalizing accessibility regulations in the United States. Articles on this website about delays in web accessibility regulations and delays in kiosk regulations are two examples.… Read more… Offering Healthcare? The ADA and the Affordable Care Act Mean Accessible Telehealth, #HealthTech, and Content

Who is to Blame for Delay in ADA Web Access Regs? It’s not the DOJ

The 33rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) falls on Wednesday, July 26, in just about two weeks. Will that be the day that official notice of long-promised web accessibility regulations for state and local governments in the United States is finally published? The official notice, called a Notice of Proposed Rule Making… Read more… Who is to Blame for Delay in ADA Web Access Regs? It’s not the DOJ