[blindLaw] 11C says Websites Not Bound by ADA Accessibility Rules

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Thu Apr 8 18:11:20 UTC 2021

News coverage: https://www.courthousenews.com/websites-not-bound-by-ada-accessibility-rules-11th-circuit-finds/
11C Decision: https://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/files/201713467.pdf

Article Excerpt:
In a decision that a dissenting judge warned could have widespread consequences for visually impaired people, a split panel of the 11th Circuit ruled Wednesday that websites for businesses that are generally open to the public are not places of public accommodation under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

In a 2-1 decision, a panel of the Atlanta-based appeals court ruled that although "inaccessibility online can be a significant inconvenience," supermarket chain Winn-Dixie cannot be found liable under Title III of the ADA for having a website that is inaccessible to disabled people who use screen-reading software.

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