ADA Title III prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in places of “public accommodation” which are usually businesses that are open to the public and that fall into one of 12 categories listed by the ADA, to comply with the ADA Standards
However, thanks to the rulings of not only local Circuit Courts, but also the legal precedent set by the Supreme Court on October 7th, 2019 in the case of Robles vs. Dominos, “places of public accommodation” are now interpreted to include the websites of any business regardless of if it has a physical business location or not.
If you are Local Business owner with a website, an e-commerce store, a blog, affiliate site, or any other website that is open to the public, then your website needs to be compliant with the ADA Title III mandates.
Just as your physical location must by physically accessible to members of the disabled community, so must your website be “digitally accessible” to disabled individuals who rely on the use of Assistive Technologies such as screen readers, audio transcribers, etc.
Copyright © 2020