WEBINAR OVERVIEW

On June 13, 2017, the Florida Federal District Court ruled that grocery store chain Winn-Dixie had violated Title III of the ADA for denying blind users “full and equal enjoyment” of the Winn-Dixie website. The case was brought forth by a blind man who was unable to download coupons, order prescriptions, or find store locations through his screenreader. 

The court mandated Winn-Dixie had to adopt a Web Accessibility Policy ensuring the website conformed with WCAG 2.0 criteria. 

As the digital age continues to bring new challenges for accessibility, this groundbreaking ruling is shining a light on the need for corporate web accessibility. 

This webinar will be presented by Bobby Silverstein, a nationally-recognized disability attorney and one of the architects of the ADA. In this webinar, Bobby will take us through this and other historical rulings and the impact they have for corporate entities. 

This webinar will cover: 

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FCC AUDIO DESCRIPTION REQUIREMENTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO COMPLY

Presented by Will Schell, Attorney Advisor at the Disability Rights Office of the FCC

FCC DESCRIPTION REQUIREMENTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO COMPLY

Presented by Will Schell, Attorney Advisor at the Disability Rights Office of the FCC

FREE WEBINAR: Thursday, October 12th at 2pm ET

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2pm-3pm ET

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Lily Bond (Moderator)

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About Will Schell 

Will Schell serves as an Attorney Advisor at the Disability Rights Office of the Federal Communications Commission where he, among other things, assists in the consumer complaint process; drafts various guidance and orders; and, engages in outreach with the disability community.  Will also serves as the Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Commission’s Disability Advisory Council, which provides advice and recommendations to the Commission on a wide array of disability issues within the FCC’s jurisdiction.  Prior to working at the Disability Rights Office, Will was a Civil Rights Analyst at the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where he provided assistance and guidance on regional Olmstead cases; reviewed proposed regulations and other clearance documents; and, coordinated systemic Olmstead compliance reviews.  Will has also served as a staff attorney at Disability Rights California, California’s Protection and Advocacy agency where he represented students in special education hearings and participated in Olmstead class action cases in various stages of litigation.

An overview of the ADA

An analysis of the Winn-Dixie lawsuit

Best practices for website accessibility as defined by the courts' ruling

Why this case and other important rulings matter for web accessibility under the ADA


The legal horizon for website accessibility as a result of the rulings

An analysis of other important rulings regarding ADA violations

WEBINAR OVERVIEW

In recent years, the FCC has been actively increasing audio description requirements through the CVAA (21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act).

For many, audio description is still an uncharted territory, but as legal requirements continue to increase, it is something that must be taken seriously.

In this webinar, Will Schell, Attorney Advisor at the Disability Rights Office of the FCC, will go over audio description requirements and responsibilities. He will walk through the reasons for the increases, go over who these increases impact, and share best practices for audio description according to the FCC. 

Topics will include:

  • The FCC's requirements for audio description
  • The FCC's quality standards for audio description
  • Overview of the FCC's recent order and goal
  • Who this impacts
  • FCC best practices for audio description

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Thursday, October 12th

2pm-3pm ET

(Convert your time zone)

PRESENTERS

Lily Bond (Moderator)

3Play Media

Will Schell

Attorney Advisor

Disability Rights Office of the FCC

About Will Schell 

Will Schell serves as an Attorney Advisor at the Disability Rights Office of the Federal Communications Commission where he, among other things, assists in the consumer complaint process; drafts various guidance and orders; and, engages in outreach with the disability community.  Will also serves as the Alternate Designated Federal Officer of the Commission’s Disability Advisory Council, which provides advice and recommendations to the Commission on a wide array of disability issues within the FCC’s jurisdiction.  Prior to working at the Disability Rights Office, Will was a Civil Rights Analyst at the Office for Civil Rights in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services where he provided assistance and guidance on regional Olmstead cases; reviewed proposed regulations and other clearance documents; and, coordinated systemic Olmstead compliance reviews.  Will has also served as a staff attorney at Disability Rights California, California’s Protection and Advocacy agency where he represented students in special education hearings and participated in Olmstead class action cases in various stages of litigation.

Will Schell

Attorney Advisor

Disability Rights Office of the FCC

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