How to Mitigate the Risk of an Accessibility Lawsuit

In 2017, more than 800 federal lawsuits were filled in response to web inaccessibility. And, there were more federal lawsuits filed in the first six months of 2018 (over 1000) than in all of 2017.

More than ever before, people are conducting business solely online. In fact, there are over one billion active websites in existence. Unfortunately, many businesses were unaware of what it meant for a website to be accessible, until faced with a lawsuit.

In this webinar, Kristina Launey, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, will talk about the current state of the law regarding online accessibility. She will look into past and current lawsuits to bring insight into the patterns that are emerging from these lawsuits. Kristina will also discuss best practices for creating accessible websites and mitigating your risk of getting sued.

This webinar will cover:

  • The state of accessibility laws
  • Past and current lawsuits regarding online accessibility
  • Who can get sued?
  • Why website accessibility matters
  • How you can improve your website for accessibility

Presenters

Kristina Launey
Labor & Employment Litigation and Counseling Partner | Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Sofia Leiva (Moderator)
3Play Media