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Joyce Ackerbaum Cox Presents Webinar on Lawsuits Claiming Websites Are Inaccessible under Americans with Disabilities Act

News / May 24, 2017

BakerHostetler Partner Joyce Ackerbaum Cox delivered a webinar to the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Financial Services Committee on May 24, 2017. The presentation, “From Wheelchairs to Websites -- The ADA's Evolution in Light of Advances in Technology,” addressed the recent rash of lawsuits filed under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) against private businesses by disability advocacy groups and individual plaintiffs claiming businesses' websites are inaccessible to disabled users. Ackerbaum Cox discussed how the ADA is being applied to websites and whether businesses owning and operating such websites have obligations to comply with the act. Additionally, she examined how courts around the country are viewing and interpreting the ADA in these cases and provided guidance on what actions businesses can take to protect themselves from ADA lawsuits.

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