Lawsuits and demand letters relating to the accessibility of websites continue to be filed at a rapid pace in 2020, especially as the COVID-19 pandemic has increased consumer reliance on the internet for purchases of goods and services. In response, Congressmen Lou Correa (D-CA) and Ted Budd (R-NC) recently introduced the bipartisan Online Accessibility Act (H.R. 8478), which provides guidance to help businesses ensure their websites are technically compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Continued attention to website accessibility should be prioritized to mitigate litigation risks.
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