The federal government has signaled to businesses and others covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that it will take action to ensure that interactions with the public, including websites and mobile applications, are accessible to people with disabilities.

Despite delays in the rule-making process, the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) public position is that entities covered by the ADA have an obligation to make websites accessible. This has fueled plaintiffs' firms to issue demand letters and file civil actions against businesses, and it provides support for complaints and litigation by advocacy groups. At the same time, the DOJ is actively enforcing its guidance on effective communication with people with disabilities.

Join us as we discuss the legal issues and practical considerations involved in managing risk in this evolving and increasingly litigious climate.

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Speakers

Kevin D. Leitão, Of Counsel

Olabisi L. Okubadejo, Of Counsel

Juliana D. Gerrick, Associate

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa M. Cheresnowsky at cheresnowskyl@ballardspahr.com.

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