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

Michal Nowicki mnowicki4 at icloud.com
Fri Apr 9 00:53:25 UTC 2021

Thank you, Noel, for sharing this. What impact is this decision likely to
have on other ADA website litigation?


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

News coverage:
11C Decision:

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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