As digitalization becomes more essential, more and more small businesses are in litigation due to non-compliance. Your business is at risk.
Increase in lawsuits since 2018
Of websites sued more than once
Of websites are inaccessible
Of the population has a disability
What is the web accessibility legislation?
Due to the increased use of the Internet, many countries have incorporated web accessibility into existing civil rights legislation that protects people with disabilities, or created new ones.
This includes the ADA, AODA, EEA, and many more. Most countries have adopted the WCAG 2.1 AA, or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, as standard for accessible websites and refer to them in settlements.
How does legislation impact my website?
In 2018, the DOJ clarified that websites are considered places of public
accommodation and should therefore comply with the ADA Title III.
US courts refer to WCAG 2.1 AA as the accessibility standard.
Inaccessible Websites Are
at Risk of Litigation
Web accessibility lawsuits have increased in almost every industry, targeting businesses of all sizes, and have even made headlines in high profile cases such as Domino's, Beyoncé, and Kylie Jenner.
Compliance is Required by Everyone
The exponential growth in web accessibility lawsuits is the result of more and more businesses moving services online and neglecting to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities. So far there has been a 300% increase since 2018 with no signs of slowing down.
How your small business website can get you sued
Over the last three to four years, there has been an “explosion” of lawsuits and claims by disabled people..
Kylie Jenner's hit with lawsuit for having inaccessible website
A woman is suing Kylie Jenner's cosmetics company Kylie Inc., saying that her website is not compatible for people who are blind...
Supreme Court hands victory to blind man who sued Domino’s over site accessibility
The Supreme Court denied a petition from pizza giant Domino’s on Monday to hear whether its website is required to be accessible to the disabled, leaving in place a lower court decision against the company.
The Benefits of an Accessible Website
Mitigate the risk of lawsuits by complying with accessibility legislation
Boost Brand Perception
Efforts to include people with disabilities is proven to enhance your reputation
Extend Market Reach
The spending power of people with disabilities is more than $6 trillion
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