Top “Accessibility in the News” Topics of the Year (2019)
As we ring in the new year, I would like to look back at 2019, focusing on accessibility news stories that received significant coverage. 2019 has been a huge year in accessibility news, from the Domino’s web accessibility suit, which from our account has received the most media attention of any accessibility related news story to date, to big governmental successes like Canada and the EU passing key accessibility legislation. On the legal front it has been another big year, the newest targets include, wineries, art galleries, and restaurants. A new category of ADA lawsuits has been introduced as number of braille gift card cases skyrockets. Lastly, a few big name lawsuits came to an end answering some questions but leaving us with more.
Each of these ten subjects solidly earned their place as one of the Top “Accessibility in the News” Topics of 2019:
- Domino’s Lawsuit Sets Precedent: Websites and Apps Are Covered by ADA
- New York Subways: Metropolitan Transportation Authority Faces Litigation Over Lack of Accessibility
- Are Companies Required to Provide Gift Cards Printed in Braille?
- Florida Shows That Governmental Websites Aren’t Exempt from Accessibility Litigation
- This Year in Accessibility Lawsuits: Hardest Hit Include Wineries, Art Galleries, and Restaurants
- Kroger Shows Companies Are Be Able to Avoid Litigation Through Website Remediation
- Bill C-81 Passes in Canada
- The European Accessibility Act is Approved by European Parliament
- Accessibility in Gaming: Microsoft’s Adaptive Controller, Expanded in Game Accessibility Options Becoming the Norm
- Accessibility in Politics: From Campaigns to Voting
Domino’s Lawsuit Sets Precedent: Websites and Apps Are Covered by ADA
In what has now become the biggest accessibility news story of 2019, a lawsuit which was initiated against Domino’s in 2016 has seemingly come to an end. Plaintiff Guillermo Robles claimed the Domino’s Pizza website was inaccessible to blind users trying to order pizza online. In recent years many ADA lawsuits have been filed over inaccessible websites, however very few make it through the court system to upper level courts. In this case a lower court found, that since the Department of Justice has not specified rules on how to make websites accessible, it would be a Constitutional due process violation to order Domino’s to meet these unspecified guidelines even though the ADA did apply to Domino’s website.
The Ninth Circuit court disagreed, stating that Domino’s had “been on notice that its online offerings must effectively communicate with its disabled customers and facilitate ‘full and equal enjoyment’ of Domino’s goods and services,” thereby requiring them to abide by the ADA. However, the Ninth Circuit court failed to further outline any rules, sending the case back down to a lower court to determine if “Domino’s website and app provide the blind with effective communication and full and equal enjoyment of its products and services as the ADA mandates.” Many retailers throughout the US who have been under legal fire are seeking clarity on this issue to avoid future lawsuits. In July, the Retail Litigation Center and the National Retail Federation asked for the Supreme Court to rule on the Domino’s case, with the hopes of setting a standard to be used in ADA web accessibility claims.
On October 7th, the Supreme Court finally did make a decision on the case by denying the request for the case to be heard. This meant the ruling handed out by the Ninth Circuit court would stand. Although further federal regulations for a website accessibility compliance may come about in the future, for now we rest assured knowing websites are indeed covered under the ADA.
- The SCOTUS Decision On Robles v. Domino’s Case Could Have a Domino Effect For Other Corporations – Microassist
New York Subways: MTA Faces Litigation Over Lack of Accessibility
The subject of accessible public transit has been a hot topic for years, with New York City often at the forefront of attention. This year was no different, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has once again taken the spotlight by struggling with station accessibility. However, in December the MTA announced a 51.5 billion dollar investment which among other upgrades would make subway accessibility a top priority.
All of this comes on the heels of a tragic event that took place back in January. A young woman died after falling down the stairs in a subway station in New York. The woman, 22 years old, was trying to carry her baby in a stroller down stairs in a station that lacked an elevator. In 2018 the MTA was sued for omitting elevators in station upgrades, however, they attempted to reconcile their accessibility woes by announcing a plan to install elevators in more stations, and by hiring an accessibility officer to oversee improvements. A recent study found only about a quarter of New York subway stations are fully accessible.
- January 29, 2019: New York subway: woman dies while carrying baby stroller on stairs – The Guardian
- January 29, 2019: A Mother’s Fatal Fall on Subway Stairs Rouses New Yorkers to Demand Accessibility – New York Times
- February 11, 2019: Where the Subway Limits New Yorkers With Disabilities – New York Times
- February 24, 2019: MTA threatens to cut number of NYC subway stations made accessible to the disabled – NY Daily News
- April 6, 2018: Subway fall victim’s cousin makes tearful demand for accessibility – AM New York
- May 16, 2019: Subway accessibility advocates sue MTA over station renovations – AM New York
- June 17, 2019: MTA must do the right thing – AM New York
- July 1, 2019: MTA under fire for lack of elevators at most subway stations – Fox 5 NY
- July 3, 2019: MTA looking to hire new executive as agency moves towards reorganization – NY Daily News
- July 2, 2019: ‘A long way to go’: A look at the MTA’s ‘accessibility desert’ in Bronx and Brooklyn – News 12 The Bronx
- July 6, 2019: Lawsuit claims MTA discriminates against disabled riders – Fox 5 NY
- July 31, 2019: MTA Has a Target List of Accessible Stations but Stalls Release – Wall Street Journal
- September 20, 2019: MTA announces 48 stations that will get accessibility upgrades – Curbed NY
- October 7, 2019: T.A. Pledges $5 Billion for Subway Elevators. Guess How Many. – New York Times
- October 17, 2019: MTA testing new accessibility features at Jay Street ‘lab’ – New York Post
- November 13, 2019: Cost of MTA Accessibility Study Rising Faster Than Elevators – The City
- December 5, 2019: MTA Capital Program: The Devil Is In The Details – Railway Age
- December 5, 2019: The truth about NYC Transit and people with disabilities – NY Daily News
- December 19, 2019: MTA heads say they’ve nearly finished picking locations for new subway elevators – NY Daily News
- December 19, 2019: Five more Queens subway stations will become ADA accessible – Queens Daily Eagle
- December 20, 2019: MTA Takes Steps to Make All Stations Accessible by 2034 – New York 1
Are Companies Required to Provide Gift Cards Printed in Braille?
In what appears to be a new frontier of ADA litigation, an eruption of lawsuits developed in the fall of this year regarding Braille being printed on gift cards. Along the lines of other ADA cases, these particular cases claim the plaintiffs are being denied equal access to gift cards which therefore limits access to products and services. Similarly to website accessibility claims, this area of litigation has already proved to be rife with serial litigators. However, since this story developed so late in the year much is still unclear, will these cases hold up? Will this problem be easily solved? This will surely be a story to watch in 2020.
- October 24, 2019: Blind Man Sues Hooters For Not Selling Braille Gift Cards – Complex
- October 30, 2019: Just In Time For The Holidays – Does The ADA Require Braille On Gift Cards? – The National Law Review
- November 1, 2019: Disney Store is the latest retailer hit with an ADA lawsuit over Braille gift cards – Fast Company
- November 5, 2019: Must Gift Cards Be In Braille? Restaurants And Retailers Targeted In Latest Wave Of ADA Litigation – JD Supra
- November 13, 2019: Move Over Website Accessibility Suits, Cases Over Braille Gift Cards are Making Their Way to Courts En Masse – The Fashion Law
- November 18, 2019: Beyond the Big Apple: ADA Litigation Over Gift Cards Without Braille Has Jumped to the West Coast – The National Law Review
- November 20, 2019: Lawsuits Target Restaurants for Failing to Offer Braille Gift Cards – Food and Wine
- November 20, 2019: The Next Wave of ADA Litigation – Must Retailers Offer Gift Cards in Braille? – Retail and Consumer Products Law Observer
- December 12, 2019: New Balance, Nintendo, Others Face Braille Gift Card Claims – Bloomberg Law
- December 21, 2019: Should Gift Cards Be ADA Compliant? Courts Aren’t Sure – Bloomberg Opinion
- December 24, 2019: Must Gift Cards Be Available in Braille to Comply with ADA? – Insurance Journal
Florida Shows That Governmental Websites Aren’t Exempt from Accessibility Litigation
Florida and New York have a history of website accessibility lawsuits. In 2019 the two states accounted for over 1000 of the 2408 lawsuits filed throughout the entire country. It is not surprising, then, that these lawsuits began targeting local government websites in Florida. Several central Florida municipalities have been targeted due to lack of accessibility of records posted on their websites. In many cases the records in question are scanned versions of old paper documents. The municipalities are now responsible for updating their websites to abide by ADA guidelines.
- January 2, 2019: Local governments on alert over lawsuits targeting ADA violations over website documents – Orlando Sentinel
- February 7, 2019: Flagler settles suit over website accessibility – Daytona Beach News Journal
- February 19, 2019: The Current Landscape Of Website Accessibility Cases Under The ADA In Florida – JD Supra
- February 19, 2019: Hernando County set to settle website accessibility lawsuit, one in a wave filed by prolific plaintiffs – Tampa Bay Times
- February 20, 2019: Hernando County set to settle website accessibility lawsuit, one in a wave filed by prolific plaintiffs – Tampa Bay Times
- March 18, 2019: Florida Cities Move to Rework Websites After ADA Lawsuit – Government Technology
- April 2, 2019: Blind man suing Central Florida cities, counties over accessibility to records – WFTV
- April 3, 2019: ADA lawsuit filed against Longboat Key over website – Your Observer
- June 22, 2019: Charlotte County to pay $10,500 over ADA lawsuit; make website more accessible – Port Charlotte Sun
- July 9, 2019: Brent Batten: County looks to settle with serial litigator over ADA noncompliant website – Naples Daily News
- August 24, 2019: Venice reached agreement on ADA suit over website access – Herald Tribune
- September 23, 2019: They say they’re suing to help people with disabilities. Critics say they want ‘blood money.’ – WTSP 10 News
- November 22, 2019: Counties, cities face lawsuits to make websites compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act – Florida Today
This Year in Accessibility Lawsuits: Hardest Hit Include Wineries, Art Galleries, Restaurants, and Higher Education Institutions
The story of website accessibility lawsuits has been in the news now for years. With many plaintiffs filing serial lawsuits against any non-compliant company they find. According to an analysis conducted by Seyfarth Shaw, in 2018 there were 2285 ADA website lawsuits filed in the US, which was up 177 percent compared to 2017. Based on an early analysis from 2019 this number has more or less evened out compared to the large jump between 2017-18 with an increase of 7 percent this year. The list of targets only continues to increase, but as one industry begins to recognize the risks of litigation and improve their practices, serial litigators move on to new unsuspecting industries. This year those unsuspecting industries that were slammed included wineries and art galleries.
In addition to small and unsuspecting industries, 2019 was a year where many big organizations were hit hard. Aside from the Domino’s case, the Harvard closed captioning case was among the biggest news in the digital accessibility space. Harvard, along with other higher ed institutions, came under years ago attack for their lack of accessibility for free courses provided to the public online. The case claimed that the online course material lacked closed captioning and when present that closed captioning was often incorrect. Harvard fought to have the case dismissed for several years before finally settling the case out of court this fall. Amidst the rejection of their dismissal request Harvard announced its new accessibility policy this spring.
- November 12, 2018: Winery Websites Must Comply With The Americans With Disability Act, But How? – Forbes
- February 18, 2019: Galleries From A to Z Sued Over Websites the Blind Can’t Use – New York Times
- February 19, 2019: A Spate of Lawsuits Is Targeting Art Schools for Failing to Comply With Disability Act Standards – ArtNet News
- April 3, 2019: Wineries being sued for non-compliant websites – WHEC
- April 17, 2019: As ‘Serial Plaintiffs’ Target Art Gallery Websites for Disability Act Violations, Some Dealers Are Settling—or Scrambling to Get Up to Code – ArtNet News
- May 8, 2019: ADA Restaurant Website Surfing Suits on the Rise – Modern Restaurant Management
- May 10, 2019: The Americans With Disability Act Of 1990 Poses Legal Challenge For Winery Websites Today – Forbes
- June 3, 2019: Wineries Struggle with ADA Website Compliance in Wake of New York Lawsuits – Wine Industry Advisor
- June 11, 2018: More Than 75 New York Galleries Are Slammed With Lawsuits for Allegedly Violating the Americans With Disabilities Act – ArtNet News
- June 18, 2019: Wendy’s served with class action over drive thru accessibility for the blind; McDonald’s battling similar cases – Cook County Record
- June 18, 2019: Did Santiago Abreu Actually Visit Riverbend Eatery? Does He Even Exist? – Westword
- June 22, 2019: A ‘blitz of lawsuits’ against Philly restaurants: Was it a ‘money grab’ or helping blind consumers? – The Philadelphia Inquirer
- July 2, 2019: Wine, Widgets & Website Accessibility – Wine Industry Advisor
- July 15, 2019: Sports Venues and the Americans with Disabilities Act – The National Law Review
- August 2, 2019: When Good Sites Go Bad: The Growing Risk of Website Accessibility Litigation – The National Law Review
- November 27, 2019: Settlement Reached in Suit Over Video Captioning at Harvard University – NBC Boston
- November 29, 2019: Harvard University, The Latest Higher Education Institution To Be Mandated To Provide Video Closed Captioning – Forbes
- December, 2019: Everything Restaurants Need to Know About ADA Compliance – QSR
- December 9, 2019: Harvard ADA Class Deal Over Video Captioning Clears First Hurdle – Bloomberg Law
Kroger Shows Companies Are Be Able to Avoid Litigation Through Website Remediation
In June a New York judge dismissed a case that had been in the works against the supermarket chain Kroger. This was big news for other retailers looking to avoid web accessibility lawsuits as it was the first to be dismissed under a mootness defense. Kroger’s defense was that they had been abiding by WCAG 2.0 standards, which at the time the lawsuit was filed, were slightly outdated before WCAG 2.1 was released. Kroger updated its entire website to be completely accessible and committed to keeping it that way. In addition to the remediation of their website, the court dismissed the case on account of Kroger not operating in the state of New York, therefore the court lacked personal jurisdiction to rule in the case. This news was muddied further by the Supreme Court ruling handed out in October regarding the Domino’s case, however it offers some hope to any company willing to dispute a lawsuit by claiming remediation. Despite escaping litigation in their web accessibility suit in June, in July Kroger made news again when they settled a disability discrimination lawsuit for $40,000.
- June 4, 2019: Judge Failla Concludes That Kroger’s Updated Website Moots ADA Lawsuit Over Accessibility for Visually Impaired – Lexology
- June 6, 2019: A ray of hope for ADA website defendants? N.Y. judge tosses case for mootness – Routers
- June 6, 2019: As Summer Approaches, the SDNY Once Again Provides Hope for Businesses Exhausted by Repeated Website Accessibility Lawsuits – The National Law Review
- June 11, 2019: SDNY Dismisses Website Accessibility Lawsuit Based on Mootness and Lack of Personal Jurisdiction – Seyfarth Shaw
- June 12, 2019: This Week in Accessibility: Diaz v. Kroger – Medium
- June 13, 2019: In ADA Website Accessibility Cases, Remediation May Be a Successful Defense – JD Supra
- August 20, 2019: ADA Website Case Dismissed – National Association of Realtors
- December 18, 2019: A Defense That May Succeed Against An ADA Non-Compliance Suit – Mondaq
- December 20, 2019: How Businesses Can Defeat Website Accessibility Lawsuits – JD Supra
Bill C-81 Passes in Canada
In June of 2018 the Canadian federal government announced they would be introducing a new bill to help create a barrier-free Canada. Bill C-81, “the Accessible Canada Act: An Act to Ensure a Barrier-free Canada,” is Canada’s first national legislation on accessibility. This June, twelve months after being introduced, the bill was passed through the House of Commons and the Senate. The bill aims to create standards and regulations regarding accessibility for people with disabilities across the public and private sector including digital accessibility standards. Allowing the government to seek out areas that need improved accessibility and adjust regulations based on the needs of the time, which will help the government adapt to problems faced in the ever-changing digital landscape.
- April 22, 2019: Passing Bill C-81 is critical to making Canada accessible for all Canadians The Globe and Mail
- May 2, 2019: Senate committee votes to strengthen federal accessibility law – CityNews
- May 23, 2019: Ottawa will implement Senate proposals to strengthen accessibility law: minister – CityNews
- May 23, 2019: Canada’s first accessibility bill could become law next month, Minister says – The Globe and Mail
- June 7, 2019: Bill C-81, the Accessible Canada Act, Has Passed – McCarthy Tetrault
- June 21, 2019: Canada’s first federal accessibility legislation receives Royal Assent – Cision
- June 27, 2019: Youth with disabilities must steer new accessibility act – Toronto Star
- July 1, 2019: Bill C-81 meant to ensure barrier-free Canada, employers should assess workplaces – Canadian Employment Law Today
- July 11, 2019: New federal accessibility law now in force – iPolitics
- July 16, 2019: Canada – New workplace accessibility standards finalised – Ius Laboris
- August 14, 2019: Government of Canada announces appointments to the Canadian Accessibility Standards Development Organization – PR Newswire
- August 28, 2019: Bill C-81: New Accessibility Obligations Are Here For Federal Entities – Mondaq
The European Accessibility Act is Approved by European Parliament
This year the EU passed the European Accessibility Act (EAA) putting into place a framework of accessibility regulations, off which different countries can build. The EAA focuses on a group products and services, most of which are in the digital realm. The list includes products like computers, smartphones, tablets, e-readers, televisions, and services like banking and ATM services, websites and mobile apps. Some disability rights activists were disappointed that the act did not did not include household appliances, or fully address some key concerns like transportation and building accessibility However the act was well received overall by Europeans with disabilities.
- August 11, 2018: Making key products and services accessible across the EU: Statement by Commissioner Thyssen following agreement between EU institutions – European Commission
- February 20, 2019: Access all areas: EU takes measures to make tech products and services more accessible – Cooley
- March 13, 2019: European Accessibility Act: a big step on a long journey – European Interest
- March 22, 2019: What You Should Know About the European Accessibility Act (EAA) – 3Play Media
- March 27, 2019: The Accessibility Act: Improving life for people with disabilities – Open Access Government
- April 11, 2019: All set for design for all! An update on the European Accessibility Act – Cooley
- June 30, 2019: EU Accessibility Act Enters Into Force – EBU
Accessibility in Gaming: Microsoft’s Adaptive Controller, Expanded in Game Accessibility Options Becoming the Norm
In 2018 Microsoft released their adaptive controller for the Xbox, which has led a huge push in the industry to make gaming accessible. To add to the adaptive controller, Logitech announced its adaptive gaming kit which comes with customizable controls specifically designed to fit the needs of a wide variety of disabilities. Microsoft also leaked plans for a controller with a built-in braille display. Other big gaming companies like Electronic Arts and Ubisoft have made accessibility options a priority in new releases. This has led other smaller companies to follow suit, allowing players to adjust gameplay to fit their needs, with features like remappable controls, sensitivity settings, better and more readable subtitles, and color adjustments. With 33 million disabled gamers in the US alone it is becoming clear that adaptive gaming is a market that will only continue to increase and thrive in years to come.
- January 14, 2019: Disabled video gamers find more options as EA, others expand choices – Orlando Sentinel
- January 17, 2019: It’s designers who can make gaming more accessible for people living with disabilities – The Conversation
- January 31, 2019: Gaming accessibility is the star of Microsoft’s Super Bowl ad – Engadget
- March 21, 2019: Gaming for Everyone: 6 Accessible Gaming Devices – PC Magazine
- April 2, 2019: Learning With: ‘Adaptive Video Game Controllers Open Worlds for Gamers With Disabilities’ – New York Times
- May 6, 2019: An Xbox controller with a built-in Braille display is Microsoft’s latest gaming accessibility play – TechCrunch
- May 9, 2019: Video games are a ‘great equalizer’ for people with disabilities – USA Today
- May 20, 2019: Ubisoft is making strides towards more accessible games – Digital Trends
- June 30, 2019: Microsoft’s Adaptive Xbox Controller Makes Gaming More Accessible – Now This News
- June 27, 2019: What does a truly accessible game look like? We asked the pros – Digital Trends
- July 16, 2019: How a West Virginia group helped make video games accessible to the disabled – The Washington Post
- August 5, 2019: Who better to review a game for accessibility than a disabled gamer? – Digital Trends
- October 8, 2019: Accessibility finally matters to the game industry — but it needs to do better – Venture Beat
- November 18, 2019: Logitech’s Adaptive Gaming Kit is a cheaper way in to accessible gaming – The Verge
- November 18, 2019: UT’s National Deaf Center develops first ASL-accessible video game – The Daily Texan
- December 3, 2019: Logitech G Adaptive Gaming Kit Creates New Possibilities For Gamers With Accessibility Needs – Irish Tech News
- December 23, 2019: The biggest hurdle of accessible games may be the community, not developers – Polygon
- December 27, 2019: Video game for blind children designed by 12-year-old Valrico whizkid with hearing loss – ABC Action News
Accessibility in Politics: From Campaigns to Voting
Coming off the midterm elections in November of 2018, and with the 2020 election looming in the not so distant future, accessible voting has been a hot topic this year. With approximately one fifth of eligible voters in the US having a disability, accessibility in polling places is crucial for a large part of the vote. Many states and municipalities already have laws in place about accessible polling places, while others face lawsuits when they fail to adhere to standards. However, it is not uncommon for the disabled to be lost and forgotten on the political stage. This was solidified in June when in the first two Democratic debates not a single candidate mentioned people with disabilities. However, as the campaign trail has worn on several candidates have released plans for disability policies and talked candidly on their experiences with family members with disabilities. In the final debate of 2019, a question on how candidates would address the needs of disabled Americans was finally asked.
- November 2, 2018: How people with disabilities are kept from voting — and what you can do about it – Mashable
- February 20, 2019: Will Presidential Candidates Remember the Voting Power of People With Disabilities? – Rewire News
- March 12, 2019: Justice Department reaches agreement with Harris County to ensure polling place accessibility for disabled voters – The Texas Tribune
- March 13, 2019: What Is Accessibility for Voting? The Global Innovations Driving Change for Disabled Voters – Voices
- June 21, 2019: County to host eighth voting system demonstration, aimed at assessing accessibility – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- June 26, 2019: Not one 2020 candidate has a website that is accessible to the blind – Vox
- June 27, 2019: How the 2020 Candidates Have (and Have Not) Included People With Disabilities – Yahoo
- June 28, 2019: Preserving the Private Vote? State Adopts New Policy on Accessible Ballots – Maryland Matters
- June 28, 2019: The Candidates’ Silence on Disability Rights During the Debates Is Nothing New – Rewire News
- July 10, 2019: Voter Turnout Surged Among People With Disabilities Last Year. Activists Want to Make Sure That Continues in 2020 – Time
- July 12, 2019: Disabled voters left behind in push to amp up 2020 security, advocates say – Guardian
- July 13, 2019: Touch-screen technology boosts National Disability Voter Registration Week – The Saratogian
- September 28, 2019: Every Philly polling place will soon be accessible to voters with physical disabilities and mobility issues – The Philadelphia Inquirer
- October 23, 2019: ‘There is no greater advocate I have in my life than my sister,’ says Beto O’Rourke – The Washington Post
- December 14, 2019: Andrew Yang highlights family’s experience with autism to finish Iowa tour – Daily Iowan
- December 18, 2019: Disability activists are speaking out, and they want Democratic candidates to hear them – ABC News
- December 20, 2019: Disability Rights Finally Got Airtime In Thursday Night’s Democratic Debate – HuffPost
- December 21, 2019: 5 Disability Lessons Everyone Can Learn From The December Democratic Debate – Forbes
- December 23, 2019: Wisconsin once had a ‘model’ voting rights program for people with disabilities. Officials have let it decline. – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
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