Our Year End Report is Out!

yearly trend of ADA related digital lawsuits sows a 23% increase in lawsuits in 2020 compared to 2019. This includes cases filed in federal court and those filed in California state court under the Unruh Civil Rights Act with a direct violation of the ADA. The chart shows 2314 cases filed in 2018. 2890 cases were filed in 2019. 3550 cases filed in 2020.

The UsableNet data and research team reviews thousands of  lawsuits in federal and state court that plaintiffs claim violate protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Our 2020 report covers digital content including websites, apps, mobile sites and video. 

Some of the 2020 report findings:

  • Total cases for digital accessibility are up 20%
  • Post COVID-19 lockdown, the lawsuit filing rate increased more than 50%
  • 21% of lawsuits are against companies who received web accessibility lawsuits in the past
  • Over 250 companies sued had invested in accessibility widgets or overlays