Protect Your Business From "Surf-By" Lawsuits
Nathan Okelberry's article "Protect Your Business From "Surf-By" Lawsuits" was featured in Small Business Today." The article discusses the increase of lawsuits against businesses alleging their websites are not accessible by individuals with disabilities and violate the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") or its equivalent state law. These lawsuits are even more frustrating than typical ADA lawsuits alleging physical barriers at a business location.
In light of the growing number of lawsuits, particularly in California, all businesses operating a website should consult with their web developer about what, if any, accessibility standards are being used on their website, and implement a plan to make the website accessible where possible.
To read the full article, visit Small Business Today.