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ADA Challenges to Banking Websites
The U.S. Department of Justice has taken the position that the accessibility requirements under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to websites. This raises the issue of what banks and other financial institutions should do to ensure that their websites – as places of public accommodation — are ADA-accessible.
Speaking at the 2017 Oklahoma Bankers Association Annual Convention & Trade Show, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Charlie Plumb reviews the reasons why ADA Title III lawsuits are on the rise and discusses the steps community banks and other financial institutions should be considering in order to manage their litigation risk and to comply with Website Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 standards.
- Review of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act
- Barriers to website accessibility
- Industries targeted for website accessibility lawsuits
- Examples of recent litigation and common plaintiffs’ tactics
- Checklist of potential action items