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There were more than 2,800 web accessibility lawsuits filed in Federal Court in 2021, a 14 percent increase from 2020. As this number continues to climb, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is weighing in.
In its latest guidance statement, the DOJ solidifies its position: Web accessibility is an ADA requirement for state and local governments, as well as businesses open to the public. With this guidance, organizations will need to ensure their websites are accessible to individuals with disabilities. But the guidance stops short of articulating exactly how to do so.
What should every legal counsel know about web accessibility compliance in 2022? How should your organization respond to this latest guidance? And how do you mitigate your risk of non-compliance?
Join us in a discussion with a former DOJ Deputy Assistant Attorney General and renowned accessibility attorneys. You will learn:
|Eve Hill is a Partner at Brown Goldstein & Levy and one of the nation’s leading disability rights attorneys. She formerly served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, where she oversaw the Division’s disability rights enforcement, among other responsibilities. In her work at Brown Goldstien & Levy, she focuses on high-impact disability rights cases, continuing the firm’s advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their families. Eve is co-leader of Inclusivity, BGL’s Strategic Consulting Group.
|Kris Rivenburgh is Head of Regulatory Affairs at eSSENTIAL Accessibility and the founder of Accessible.org. He is an attorney who researches and writes about digital accessibility and ADA compliance. His writing has been featured in Bloomberg Law, and cited in other publications.
|Tim Elder is a civil rights litigator focusing on disability discrimination cases. Prior to establishing the TRE Legal Practice, he was associated at Brown, Goldstein & Levy as a Disability Rights Fellow. He has helped secure injunctions against testing entities for their failure to accommodate disabled students, negotiated groundbreaking settlements with publicly traded companies, tried employment discrimination claims before juries and argued before federal trial and appellate courts.
|Ian Lowe is the CMO of eSSENTIAL Accessibility. With 20 years of technology marketing experience, he’s passionate about bringing accessibility to the digital landscape and positioning eA as the differentiated solution in the market.