ADA Round-Up: $200K Settlement in Disability Suit; Universities Struggling with Accessibility

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. Software Company Agrees to $200,000 Disability Discrimination Settlement A software publisher will pay $200,000 and make changes to its policies and training practices to settle a disability … Read More

ADA ROUND-UP: MIT SETTLES CAPTIONING SUIT; COMMUNICATION POLICIES 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. MIT Settles Captioning Suit The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has agreed to settle a captioning lawsuit and will introduce new guidelines to make its website and … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Stadium, Prison Accessibility in the Spotlight

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. Lawsuit Claims ADA Violations in Florida Prisons A lawsuit filed by advocacy group Disability Rights Florida alleges that Florida’s corrections department breached an agreement to accommodate inmates … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Harvard, MIT Captioning Suits, Employee Accessibility Claims

by: David Titmus

Welcome to newest edition of our new monthly feature at VITAC.com that highlights recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Harvard University, MIT Closed Captioning Suit Lawsuits against Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) alleging that the schools failed to caption its … Read More

ADA Round-Up: Bomb Cyclones, Website Accessibility, and Increased Lawsuits

by: David Titmus

Today we launch a new monthly feature at VITAC.com that highlights recent news, updates, events, and rulings regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. This month we look at recent news on emergency interpreters, website accessibility challenges, and ADA lawsuits. Bomb Cyclone Accessibility Concerns A Colorado organization voiced concerns over the lack … Read More

Three Things That Happen When You Don’t Use Captions

by: David Titmus

For some, closed captions are simply those words that pop up at the bottom of the television (or computer or tablet or cell phone) that describe the on-screen dialogue and action. But for more than 50 million Americans in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, captions are so much more — … Read More

Accessibility, Accessible Solutions Crucial as ADA Lawsuits Continue to Rise

by: David Titmus

Website accessibility and other ADA Title III lawsuits are continuing to increase, according to a recent study by law firm Seyfarth Shaw. The firm reports that if ADA Title III federal lawsuit numbers continue to be filed at the current pace, 2018’s total will exceed 2017 by 30 percent, fueled … Read More