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Is Your Website Accessible? Number of ADA Title III Lawsuits on the Rise

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As a society, we have become dependent on the internet for retail purposes. Companies from Amazon to Winn-Dixie sell their products on websites aimed at consumers and those websites are critical to revenue. Internet retail isn’t limited to Fortune 1000 companies. Even small businesses are building websites to reach more customers over a broader geographic territory. In recent years, there has been an explosion of litigation of website accessibility lawsuits against companies of all sizes in a variety of industries. By some estimates, the number of federal lawsuits filed under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) increased by 177 percent in 2018, with at least 2,285 lawsuits filed claiming that websites violated the ADA because they are not accessible to persons with disabilities. Filings from 2019 are expected to break the previous year’s record by exceeding 3,000 website accessibility cases. To continue reading, click here.