ADA Round-Up: Harvard Settles Captioning Suit; Gift Card Accessibility in the Courts

by: David Titmus

Welcome to the latest edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. University Settles Captioning Suit Harvard University has agreed to a settlement in a suit filed by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) that alleged that many … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Major Retailers Facing Disability Discrimination Cases

by: David Titmus

Welcome to this month’s edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Jury Awards $5.2 Million in Walmart Disability Discrimination Case A jury awarded $5.2 million in damages after finding that Walmart violated federal law when it refused to … Read More

Supreme Court Denies Domino’s Website Accessibility Petition

by: David Titmus

The United States Supreme Court last week declined to take up a petition by Domino’s Pizza that asked the high court to weigh in on whether the pizza chain’s website needs to be accessible to people with disabilities. Normally it’s not news when a court takes no action, but in … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Courts Tackle Lack of Access Suits, Sanction Serial ADA Filer

by: David Titmus

Welcome to this month’s edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Festival Sued Over Lack of Interpreters Two California men are suing the Burning Man Project, which produces the annual Burning Man community and arts festival in Nevada, … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Training Videos Lack Captions, EEOC Claims, and Title III Filings

by: David Titmus

Welcome to this month’s edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Major Retailer Pays $100K over Lack of Captions A major multinational retail corporation will pay $100,000 to settle a disability discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal … Read More

Supreme Court Asked to Consider its First Website Accessibility Case

by: David Titmus

The United States Supreme Court will decide whether or not to take up its first website accessibility case − a case that some say could have a wide-reaching impact on internet accessibility and the rights of the disabled community. Guillermo Robles, who is blind, sued Domino’s Pizza in 2016, alleging … Read More

Celebrating 29 Years of the Americans with Disabilities Act

by: David Titmus

Tomorrow (Friday) marks the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Corporate Videos, Candidate Websites Lack Captions, Accessibility

by: David Titmus

Welcome to this month’s edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Lack of Captions on Orientation Videos Brings Lawsuit The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a suit against a Michigan-based management and maintenance services company, claiming … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Legislative Access and Government Captions

by: David Titmus

Welcome to this month’s edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Legislative Sessions Lack Captions The 11th Circuit Court is considering a claim involving Florida’s lack of closed captions on its legislative session’s online videos. The case, filed … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Safeway, Lyft, Greyhound, and Pokémon Face Accessibility Claims

by: David Titmus

Welcome to this month’s edition of “ADA in the News,” featuring recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Safeway to pay $75,000 to resolve disability discrimination lawsuit The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) says that supermarket chain Safeway will pay $75,000 and will make … Read More