It’s unfortunate that soon after Disney Parks & Resorts receives an award for accessibility from the AFB, an announcement is made for a Class Action Lawsuit Against Disney Alleges Inaccessible Websites. The lawsuit cites Disney’s failure to accommodate blind persons in violation of ADA. Read more in this article by Nic Steenhout (@vavroom): Lawsuit Against Disney For Lack Of Accessibility.
Here are more headlines involving law and accessibility over the last few months, mostly web accessibility:
- Delta hit with $2M DOT disabilities violations fine (February 2011)
- Scarborough woman wins accessibility challenge against federal government (December 2010)
- Accessibility Lawsuit Filed Against JetBlue Airways – Law Office of Lainey Feingold (October 2010)
- Court orders Ottawa to make websites accessible to blind – The Globe and Mail (November 2010)
- NFB files complaints against 9 law schools for inaccessible web site (May 2010)
- Unfriendly Skies? Blind Passengers Sue United : NPR (October 2010)
- NFB files complaint against Penn State University for accessibility problems (November 2010)
- Blind MBA to have her day in court over inaccessible government websites (September 2010)
- Blind Students Sue Law Schools Over Online Applications – Wired Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education, Wired Campus – The Chronicle of Higher Education (June 2010)
One reply on “Disney & Other Recent Web Accessibility Lawsuits”
Wow. I have never really thought about that ever being that big of an issue before but I guess it all makes sense. You have to treat everybody fair and enable them to access the same info others can.