PLG Partner Ayesha Khan Publishes Newsletter “Does the Americans with Disabilities Act Apply to Company Websites?”

Last year, Winn-Dixie lost an ADA-compliance lawsuit—- Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., 257 F. Supp. 3d 1340 (S.D.N.Y. 2017)—- because blind individuals, who use screen readers to navigate websites, could not effectively use the supermarket chain’s website. Winn-Dixie, which has appealed the ruling, is not alone. In the last year, litigants have filed hundreds of website-accessibility lawsuits across the country. Hospitals, clinics, retailers, restaurants, credit unions, and universities have all been targeted.

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