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What the Winn-Dixie Case & Other Important Rulings Mean for the Future of Web Accessibility Under the ADA

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What the Winn-Dixie Case & Other Important Rulings Mean for the Future of Web Accessibility Under the ADA

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 presentation will cover:

  • An overview of the ADA
  • An analysis of the Winn-Dixie lawsuit
  • An analysis of other important rulings regarding ADA violations
  • Why this case and other important rulings matter for web accessibility under the ADA
  • Best practices for website accessibility as defined by the courts’ ruling
  • The legal horizon for website accessibility as a result of the rulings

About Bobby Silverstein

Robert “Bobby” Silverstein was the staff director and chief counsel to the Senate Subcommittee on Disability Policy and chief aide to Senator Tom Harkin, the sponsor of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Currently, Bobby is a principal in the law firm of Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC and a member of the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) team.

Presenters

Bobby Silverstein
Principle | Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, PC

Patrick Loftus (Moderator)
3Play Media