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The State of ADA Digital Lawsuits in 2022

Recorded Feb 3, 2022
12 pm ET
Janelle Sahouria, Jackson Lewis
Jason Taylor, UsableNet

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Find out what companies can learn from more than 4,000 Digital Accessibility Lawsuits

Download this webinar featuring UsableNet's Jason Taylor and Janelle Sahouria, Principal at Jackson Lewis where they discussed the latest on ADA-based digital accessibility lawsuits and trends. You'll learn what the more than 4,000 ADA-based lawsuits for digital accessibility filed last year can tell us about the best way for companies to address accessibility and get proactive to defend against ADA digital accessibility lawsuits. 

Our speakers discussed: 

  • Why ADA-based digital accessibility lawsuits are on the rise? 
  • What do companies need to know about case rulings impacting the ADA lawsuit numbers? 
  • Why are there more lawsuits against e-commerce and what other industries are vulnerable?
  • What your company might expect if you receive a digital accessibility lawsuit or claim letter
  • Why are companies with widgets and overlays for accessibility being sued? 
  • How to get proactive to avoid lawsuits and deliver an accessible digital experience 
Janelle Sahouria
Principal at Jackson Lewis

Janelle J. Sahouria is a principal in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.  where she 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.

She defends employers in 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. She also represents employers in a broad array of employment matters, including wage and hour, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, unfair competition, and class actions. She also counsels clients on human resources policies and employee relations to prevent litigation. Janelle has experience handling all aspects of litigation including mediation, arbitration, trial, and appeals.

Focused on labor and employment law since 1958, Jackson Lewis P.C.’s 950+ attorneys located in major cities nationwide consistently identify and respond to new ways workplace law intersects business. We help employers develop proactive strategies, strong policies and business-oriented solutions to cultivate high-functioning workforces that are engaged, stable and diverse, and share our clients' goals to emphasize inclusivity and respect for the contribution of every employee.

Jason Taylor, UsableNet
Chief Innovation Strategist

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.