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ADA Compliance & Website Accessibility Webinar
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5/17/2016
When: 5/17/2016
10:00-11:00 AM EDT
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: Kelly Smith
317.236.6090


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Recently, many colleges and universities, including several ICI members, have received demand letters from a law firm threatening litigation related to an alleged lack of website accessibility for disabled individuals.  The demand letters claim that the institutions’ websites violate the public accommodation provisions of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

 

While public accommodation is not a new concept, it was previously limited to physical places of public accommodation.  The U.S. Department of Justice has now taken the position that Title III of the ADA is applicable to websites of public accommodations, including higher education, and many courts agree.  The DOJ is in process of issuing final regulations on website accessibility, but the lack of final regulations has not deterred law firms from threatening and/or filing litigation over the alleged lack of website accessibility (i.e.  blind, deaf, etc.). 

 

During this webinar we will discuss the current state of website accessibility law and regulations, steps that member institutions can take to avoid being targeted, and options for responding to demand letters or lawsuits.

 

Presenters from Faegre Bakers and Daniels Law Firm:  Jeff Beck:  http://www.faegrebd.com/jeffrey-beck and Jon Bombarder:  http://www.faegrebd.com/jon-bomberger