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Consent Decrees

Planning and Implementing Web Accessibility

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Is Your Website ADA Compliant?

  • The letters from plaintiffs’ counsel typically seek settlement negotiations on an expedited basis and stipulated injunctive relief and payment of attorneys’ fees and costs. The remedial measures requested in the letters may include the following:
    • Designate one or more individuals to manage web accessibility testing, repairing, implementing, maintaining and reporting for a Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliant website within a reasonable time period.
    • Create, adopt and maintain a web accessibility policy consistent with prevailing standards.
    • Initiate a needs assessment and subsequent training for web and content development personnel on Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 accessibility programming, functionality and design.
    • Contractually require that services procured and performed by third-party developers and other relevant service providers conform to prevailing Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliant accessibility standards and the company’s web accessibility policy.
    • Conduct monthly independent third-party automated and disabled end-user testing of website.
    • Implement other related policy, technology and programming, monitoring and training measures as they are identified and needed.
  • In addition to the letters from plaintiffs’ counsel, numerous lawsuits have been filed seeking to force companies to modify their websites to comply with the WCAG 2.0 AA Guidelines.