Website Developers may have ADA liability for inaccessible websites

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Website Developers may have ADA liability for inaccessible websites

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Website developers and consultants need to be aware of the liability they could be held accountable for regarding accessibility of a site:
Website developers and even remediation experts have reason to be concerned about a recent decision from California. In Bashin v. Conduent, Inc., Case No. RG18888208 in the Superior Court for Alemeda County, Judge Brad Seligman refused to dismiss ADA claims against the developer of a website for the State of California Department of Public Works and Recreation. Each part of the decision identifies a real risk that every website developer needs to be aware of...

...There is nothing about the legal theories in this case that would not apply equally to a consultant who promised but failed to remediate a website. Companies that rely exclusively on automated tools to identify accessibility problems would seem to be at special risk since that reliance was at the heart of the claims in this case....
Continued: On the hook: Website Developers may have ADA liability for inaccessible websites

This is not the first time there has been a lawsuit about a site not being accessible:
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What are you doing to make sure you are not sued due to inaccessibility of your site?
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