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Increase in lawsuits since 2018
Of websites sued more than once
Of websites are inaccessible
Of the population has a disability
Due to the increased use of the Internet, many countries have incorporated web accessibility into existing civil rights legislation that protects people with disabilities or created new ones.
This includes the ADA, AODA, EEA, and many more. Most countries have adopted the WCAG 2.1 AA, or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, as standard for accessible websites and refer to them in settlements.
In 2018, the DOJ clarified that websites are considered places of public accommodation and should therefore comply with the ADA Title III. US courts refer to WCAG 2.1 AA as the accessibility standard
The exponential growth in web accessibility lawsuits has a widespread effect across industries, with small and medium businesses in the center of the storm.
Lawsuit numbers are estimated to continue to increase as the need to enable accessible digital experiences becomes more prominent.
Web accessibility lawsuits have increased in almost every industry, targeting businesses of all sizes, and have even made headlines in high profile cases such as Dominos, Beyoncé, and Kylie Jenner.
Over the last three to four years, there has been an “explosion” of lawsuits and claims by disabled people...
Settling charges and funding ADA and WCAG compliance can be a hefty sum for most small...
The Supreme Court denied a petition from pizza giant Domino’s to hear whether its website is required to be accessible...
The plaintiff, a legally blind man from Florida, has sued the company for failure to...
Kylie Inc is being sued for having a website that is not optimized for people who are blind and visually impaired...
Mitigate the risk of lawsuits by complying with accessibility legislation
Showing that accessibility is important to you will enhance your reputation
The spending power of people with disabilities is more than $6 trillion
The internet is where everything happens. Can imagine your life without it? accessing what the internet has to offer should be a basic right for everybody, regardless of their abilities.
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