With several thousand lawsuits filed in federal courts each year, and perhaps even more attorney demand letters being sent to companies, many businesses that directly sell goods and services to the public have become increasing aware of the legal risks of not having an accessible website (or not knowing whether they do). But what does the law require and what does it mean to have an accessible website? This webinar answers these questions by providing an overview of the legal requirements determined by various courts and the U.S. Department of Justice, as well as a technical dive into the nuts and bolts accessibility standards.
Joseph J. Lynett is a Principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on assisting employers, businesses, and educational institutions in meeting the legal and practical challenges posed by federal and state laws protecting injured and ill employees, as well as disabled students and members of the public. Mr. Lynett defends employers, business and educational institutions in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, involving claims of disability discrimination arising under federal, state and local law, including Title I and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, and analogous state and local disability discrimination and public accommodation laws.
Jason C. Taylor is the Chief Innovation Strategist and Advisor to the UsableNet CEO with nearly 20 years of experience in usability and accessibility. He is a global technology thought leader for multichannel customer engagement, actively advising leading companies on how to extend their brands across multiple channels for all users. He has been an active member of the accessibility and usability communities since 2001 which started with leading partnerships between UsableNet, Macromedia (now Adobe) and The Nielsen Norman Group.