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Watch for Litigation Concerning Website Accessibility to the Disabled to Rise

As has been reported in the news recently, there is increasing litigation asserting that the websites of some retailers and other commercial enterprises are not accessible to consumers with disabilities. For the reasons discussed below, we expect to see increasing demands on the owners of restaurant websites and the consumer-facing websites of food and beverage manufacturers. The Americans with Disabilities Act  was adopted before widespread adoption of the internet, but the Department of Justice and many courts have taken the position that the ADA’s prohibition of discrimination against anyone on the basis of disability in the use of “accommodations of any place of public accommodation” applies to websites as well as physical establishments. Read More ›