The DOJ’s Latest Web Accessibility Guidelines: What It Means, Why It Matters, and Its Impact on Compliance Efforts

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Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022

Weather: 2 p.m. EST | 11am PST

Cost: Free

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has cleared up a gray area: the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) absolutely applies to websites. The DOJ makes web accessibility an enforcement priority.

What is the reason for this latest announcement? How will it inform case law and what can you do to minimize your legal risk?

Join this webcast on Global Accessibility Awareness Day to understand the DOJ’s recent guidance on ADA digital compliance. You will learn more about:

  • The DOJ guidelines detail: why a renewed priority, why now and what it means.
  • Public pressure, law enforcement history, current case law and how we got here.
  • The impact on the legal landscape and the volume of legal complaints.
  • The Good and Bad of Ambiguity, and 6 Problems to Fix Today.

REGISTER NOW! (Can’t attend? We recommend that you ALWAYS REGISTER – you will receive an email with how to access the event registration)

Speakers:

ian lowe Ian Lowe is the CMO of eSSENTIAL Accessibility. With 20 years of technology marketing experience, he is passionate about bringing accessibility to the digital landscape and positioning eA as the differentiated solution in the market.
Kris Rivenburgh Kris Rivenburg is Head of Regulatory Affairs at eSSENTIAL Accessibility and founder of Accessible.org. He is an attorney who researches and writes about digital accessibility and ADA compliance. His writings have been featured in Bloomberg Law and cited in other publications.
Hill_Eve Eve Hill is a partner at Brown Goldstein & Levy and one of the nation’s leading disability rights lawyers. She previously served as Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, where she oversaw the division’s disability rights enforcement, among other responsibilities. In her work at Brown Goldstien & Levy, she focuses on high-impact disability rights cases, continuing the firm’s advocacy on behalf of people with disabilities and their families. Eve is co-leader of Inclusivity, BGL’s strategic advisory group.
tim_elder Tim Elder is a civil rights litigator who focuses on disability discrimination cases. Prior to founding the law firm TRE, he was a partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy as a Disability Rights Fellow. He has helped secure injunctions against testing entities for their failure to accommodate students with disabilities, negotiated groundbreaking agreements with publicly traded companies, adjudicated employment discrimination claims before juries, and pleaded before federal trial and appellate courts.
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