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Navigating the Murky Waters of ADA Compliance in the Internet Age
Jun 13, 2019
Not only will ADA compliance reduce the risk of litigation, but it’s
also the right thing to do and has the added benefit of expanding a
business’s consumer base.
In recent years, many companies have been swept up in a wave of lawsuits claiming that certain private commercial websites are inaccessible to users with disabilities and thus violate Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For example, blind individuals, who use screen-reader software to access the Internet, have alleged that they are unable to visit certain websites that have not been properly coded to convert visual information to audio translations. Complicating matters is the lack of clear guidance from the government and courts concerning whether websites are considered places of public accommodation under the ADA and, if so, what steps businesses must take to ensure website compliance with the ADA. This has left well-intentioned companies scratching their heads while exposed to the threat of costly litigation.
By Matt Stark | May 21, 2019 | ALM Media Properties
Web accessibility tools have taken up the market by storm. More and more people understand the need for such a solution. Some get the product/service because of legislation and compliance requirements exclusively, while others go a step further, aiming to treat all people equally with or without disabilities.
TEL AVIV, Israel, January 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- CIOReview nominates
leading digital accessibility development company EqualWeb as one of the
top compliance technology solution companies of 2021. CIOReview is a
technology magazine read by C-suite executives, industry experts,
technology buyers, and other top-ranking business decision-makers.
TEL AVIV, Israel, Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- EqualWeb, the leading digital accessibility development company, has opened its new offices in Tel Aviv on Monday. With offices already in New York City and Kfar Yona, EqualWeb expands its operations into Israel’s tech hub, joining the thousands of innovative startups located in the prominent metropolitan.