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Is your website ADA compliant?
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ADA Compliance

Is your website ADA compliant?

In 2010, the US Department of Justice issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking indicating that they intended to amend the language in Title III of the ADA to ensure it would also apply to website accessibility.

On June 13, 2017, a Florida federal judge issued the first web accessibility trial verdict against grocer Winn Dixie for having a website that could not be used by the blind plaintiff. Two days later, a California federal judge held that a blind plaintiff’s website accessibility lawsuit against retailer Hobby Lobby could proceed to discovery. Now two federal judges in New York have weighed in, denying restaurant Five Guys’ and retailer Blick’s motions to dismiss lawsuits alleging that the defendants’ inaccessible websites violate the ADA and New York State and City civil rights laws.

Next Horizon suggests you get ahead of this alarming trend by making sure your website is ADA compliant. Contact us to learn more..

A final ruling is expected to be announced sometime in 2018. This will set the official standard for website accessibility for businesses.

Disclaimer:This article is intended to build awareness of a trend to business leaders and business owners. This is not legal advice. If you need legal advice, we recommend you consult with an attorney specializing in ADA conformance.


About Next Horizon

Backed by unparalleled technical design ability and customer service, Next Horizon is a cloud computing, web technology design and IT services company touted by clients for results-producing websites. Since 1998, Next Horizon – a Microsoft, Cisco and SonicWALL VAR – has helped customers grow their business revenue by designing and implementing efficient computer networks and successfully designing, constructing and managing business-to-business custom websites and programs. Next Horizon drives e-commerce sales from Internet visitors through strategic, creative and measurable Internet marketing campaigns. Past & current clients include: Fence Outlet, Night Lite Pediatrics, David Maas, RL Haines, Glickstein, Laval, Carris, P.A., among others.


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