ADA New Compliance Guidelines: What You Need to Know in 2018 and Beyond
The Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores ruling in June 2017 has made website accessibility even more important to businesses. Companies and organizations with no accessible websites and mobile apps are at higher risk of running afoul of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For the past year, there has been a rising trend of website accessibility cases filed against private companies’ websites which allegedly discriminated individuals with disabilities. With the increasing pressure on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to issue clear and defined website accessibility rules, legal requirements are on the horizon.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help businesses understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the anticipated ADA New Compliance Guidelines in light of the Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores ruling. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing ADA-compliant websites.
Key topics include:
- The Gil v. Winn-Dixie Stores Ruling
- Recent Trends in Website Accessibility Cases
- ADA New Compliance Guidelines – Outlook
- Risks and Pitfalls
- Best Compliance Practices
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C.
- What does Title III of the ADA require?
- What types of issues might individuals with disabilities encounter accessing websites?
- What are the web content accessibility guidelines?
- What would complying with WCAG 2.0 AA entail?
- What should we be doing now? This will be the primary focus of my portion of the presentation and will include, but not be limited to, the following:
- Initiating a plan of remediation including a discussion of key components, action items, etc.
- Use of experts/consultants
- Responding to threatened litigation
Thompson Burton PLLC
- Background on how Title III cases typically arise and play out
- Gil v. Winn Dixie decision
- Issues before the court
- Brief discussion of other cases holding the same, similarly or differently
- Circuit split on issue of whether a website/mobile app is a “place of public accommodation”
- Arguments on appeal at 11th Circuit in Gil v. Winn Dixie
Brown Goldstein Levy, LLP
- Most updates in 2017 have not come from the Department of Justice, but from the courts
- DOJ has placed the regulation of websites by state and local governments and public accommodations on the inactive list
- Section 508 Refresh
- Courts continue to address the issue of accessibility requirements for websites of public accommodations
- Coverage of Internet-only businesses
- Coverage of websites of brick-and-mortar businesses (nexus or no nexus)
- Updates on voting accessibility – accessible absentee balloting
- Updates on education rights for students with disabilities – exhaustion of ADA claims; definition of “meaningful benefit” under IDEA
- ADA Education and Reform Act
Who Should Attend:
- ADA Lawyers
- Chief Information Officers
- Corporate Counsel
- Compliance and Risk professionals
- Private and Public Companies
- Multinational Companies
- Web Designers
- Digital Marketers
- Other Interested/Related Professionals
Christian is nationally sought after for his experience in defending multi-state class and collective actions. He is also a trusted advisor to successful general counsel and human resources professionals who seek his legal expertise and practical opinions. Throughout the U.S. in trials, arbitrations and appellate matters, Christian defends employers from a variety of business sectors, most recently including energy, healthcare, manufacturing, transportation, direct broadcast satellite service, retail, and financial. Christian understands that the best defense is a good offense. When he is not advocating vigorously for his clients in the courtroom, Christian spends his time positioning his clients for success, counseling them on best practices that mitigate business risk. His expertise includes but is not limited to Americans with Disabilities Act and Family Medical Leave Act compliance; anti-discrimination policies and procedures; wage and hour compliance; and reductions in force and related separation/termination issues. Christian also assists companies who have unionized workforces by advising them of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) processes which lead to unionization, negotiating labor agreements and litigating matters before the NLRB and in arbitration.
Christian is nationally sought after for his experience in defending multi-state class and collective actions. He is also a trusted …
J.K. Simms leads the employment law practice at the law firm of Thompson Burton. His practice is devoted to serving his clients both from a litigation avoidance and litigation defense standpoint. J.K. has extensive experience representing companies and individuals on all areas of employment law. He has also handled appeals at the state and federal level, including briefing and arguing an appeal before a sixteen-judge en banc panel at the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He is also admitted practice before the United States Supreme Court. J.K. has been recognized as “Best of the Bar” by the Nashville Business Journal for the past two years, as a “Super Lawyer” by the Super Lawyers Publication for the past three years, and has been recognized by U.S. News as Best Lawyers in America in the field of Labor and Employment - Management.
J.K. Simms leads the employment law practice at the law firm of Thompson Burton. His practice is devoted to serving …
Eve Hill is a Partner at the law firm of Brown Goldstein & Levy and a Principal with Inclusivity Strategic Consulting. She is a nationally known disability rights advocate and expert on disability and civil rights law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Hill was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, where she was a member of the Civil Rights Division’s leadership team and was responsible for oversight of the Division’s disability rights enforcement, educational civil rights enforcement, Title VI interagency coordination and the American Indian Working Group. Highlights of Ms. Hill’s work at the Department include participating as part of the negotiating team for the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons Who are Blind, Visually Impaired or Otherwise Print Disabled; filing briefs and developing guidance supporting the rights of refugees, limited English proficient students, and transgender students; testifying before Senate Committees; enforcing ADA requirements for websites and other digital technology; implementing Olmstead community integration requirements in residential, employment and education settings; and enforcing civil rights in education, law enforcement, employment, public services, and health care contexts.
Eve Hill is a Partner at the law firm of Brown Goldstein & Levy and a Principal with Inclusivity Strategic …
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About Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney P.C.
Founded in 1850, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is a full-service law firm with approximately 500 lawyers and government relations professionals who serve the legal and business needs of regional, national and international clients. The firm has offices in 17 cities in Pennsylvania, Florida, Washington, D.C., Virginia, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, North Carolina and California. Buchanan has been recognized as a “powerhouse national law firm” by the National Law Journal and a “go-to law firm” by Corporate Counsel Magazine. The firm received 29 national honors and 84 first-tier metropolitan rankings on U.S. News & World Report “Best Law Firms” list. Buchanan’s core service areas include: corporate finance and commercial law; litigation; energy law; intellectual property; labor and employment; financial institutions; tax; healthcare; real estate; bankruptcy and creditors’ rights; and government relations and other regulatory-related counsel.
About Thompson Burton PLLC
Thompson Burton PLLC is a full service law firm based in the quickly growing Cool Springs area of Nashville, Tennessee.Thompson Burton redefines the art of law by utilizing creativity, technology, flexibility and innovation to more effectively deliver information and connect with our clients. With that in mind, we’re not wedded to the old ways of practicing law behind bookcases and conference room tables. We’re committed to delivering exceptional results while maintaining our vision for transparency and accessibility.
The firm has diverse practice areas, including commercial real estate, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, commercial litigation, direct sales and MLM, labor and employment, administrative law, corporate, entertainment law, and domestic and family law. Our clients range from fortune 500 companies and national banks, regional and community banks, borrowers, closely held corporations, real estate developers, property owners, investors, small businesses, start up entrepreneurs, to individuals.Our lawyers are leaders in the community and have consistently been recognized for their achievements in both law and life.
About Brown Goldstein Levy, LLP
Welcome to Brown, Goldstein & Levy, a 22-lawyer law frm based in Baltimore, Maryland. We are trial lawyers who handle cases of every stripe, both civil and criminal. We also have an active practice in many other areas, including family law and health care law. Above all else, we are a client-centered law firm. We strongly identify with our clients and their problems, and we have the skill, the experience, and the tenacity to solve those problems.
Our lawyers have been selected as among the Best Lawyers in America, Maryland’s Top 50 “Super Lawyers,” the Daily Record’s Leaders in Law, and Maryland’s Top 100 Women, as Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and as Maryland Trial Lawyer of the Year. In 2014, Brown, Goldstein & Levy celebrated its 30th anniversary, and we are proud of our history. As a frm, we have been named the Pro Bono Firm of the Year by the Maryland State Bar Association and have earned an AV rating (the highest possible) for legal ability and ethical standards in the Lawyers.com/Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings.