ADA Compliant Websites – What You Need to Know Now
Monday, April 22, 2019
Posted by: Kyle Simon
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) provides for equal access for persons with disabilities in places of public accommodation. Since 2016, the number of website accessibility claims has steadily risen and the home care industry has not been spared. While there have not been numerous reports from providers that a claim has been filed against them, HCAF has heard this has happened, generally in the form of receipt of a letter from an attorney alleging the company is violating Title III of the ADA because its website is not sufficiently accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Last year, the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ), asking it to take steps to stop or significantly reduce the number of lawsuits being filed. The DOJ response to this letter did little to clarify what is expected of businesses and implies that regulatory action will likely not happen soon.
What should providers do? The answers may be simpler than you think. Click here to listen to a short video from Littler Mendelson P.C. addressing this question. And, join us for HomeCareCon, HCAF’s 30th Annual Conference & Trade Show where Shareholder Angelo Spinola, Esq. will address this and other employment law conundrums (registration will open soon!).