The DOJs Latest Guidance for Web Accessibility: What it Means, Why it Matters, and its Impact on Compliance Efforts

Overview

Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Time: 2pm EST | 11am PST

Cost: Complimentary

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared up a gray area: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) absolutely applies to websites. The DOJ is making web accessibility an enforcement priority.

What is the reasoning for this latest announcement? How will it inform case law, and what can you do to minimize your legal risk?

Join this webcast on Global Accessibility Awareness Day to understand the DOJ’s recent guidance on ADA digital compliance. You will learn about:

  • The DOJ’s guidance details: why a renewed priority, why now, and what it means.
  • Public pressure, enforcement history, current case law, and how we got here.
  • The impact on the legal landscape and the volume of legal complaints.
  • The good and bad of ambiguity, and the 6 issues to correct today.

REGISTER NOW! (Not able to attend? We recommend you STILL REGISTER – you will receive an email with how to access the recording of the event)

Speakers:

ian-lowe Ian Low is the CMO of eSSENTIAL Accessibility. With 20 years of technology marketing experience, he’s passionate about bringing accessibility to the digital landscape and positioning eA as the differentiated solution in the market.

Kris-Rivenburgh Kris Rivenburgh is Head of Regulatory Affairs at eSSENTIAL Accessibility and the founder of Accessible.org. He is an attorney who researches and writes about digital accessibility and ADA compliance. His writing has been featured in Bloomberg Law, and cited in other publications.

Hill_Eve Even Hill is a Partner at Brown Goldstein & Levy and one of the nation’s leading disability rights attorneys. She formerly served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, where she oversaw the Division’s disability rights enforcement, among other responsibilities. In her work at Brown Goldstien & Levy, she focuses on high-impact disability rights cases, continuing the firm’s advocacy on behalf of individuals with disabilities and their families. Eve is co-leader of Inclusivity, BGL’s Strategic Consulting Group.

tim_elder Tim Elder is a civil rights litigator focusing on discrimination cases. Prior to establishing the TRE Legal Practice, he was associated at Brown, Goldstein & Levy as a Disability Rights Fellow. He has helped secure injunctions against testing entities for their failure to accommodate disabled students, negotiated groundbreaking settlements with publicly traded companies, tried employment discrimination claims before juries and argued before federal trial and appellate courts.

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