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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is intended to “prohibit discrimination and guarantee that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life -- to enjoy employment opportunities, to purchase goods and services, and to participate in State and local government programs and services.”
Please join Gail Gottehrer of the Law Office of Gail Gottehrer LLC, Ronald J. Hedges of Dentons US LLP and Stacey L. Turmel of The Internet is for Everyone, LLC as they address the following questions:
- How does this intent translate to websites that allow individuals to purchase goods or services?
- What websites might be subject to the ADA?
- What happens if someone who, for example, is blind or visually impaired cannot use a particular website?
- Can the owner of the website be liable to that person?
- What standards might govern the accessibility of websites?
- How might a website conform to the ADA?