ADA Lawsuits Rise, New ACA Regs Require Online Accessibility

ADA and Real Estate Lawsuits Rise, ACA and Online Accessibility, Job Perspectives

Accessibility in the News—8/3/16

In this issue of Accessibility in the News, we have accessibility-related media coverage of the rise in ADA lawsuits (including online real estate sites), Pokemon and gamers with disabilitiesbanking, health careemployment, education, and litigation.

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Agents and brokers at risk of lawsuits over website accessibility

6/29  |  Source: inman Real Estate News

At the National Association of Realtors midyear conference, MLS CEO Shelley Specchio stood up in a crowd of hundreds of fellow MLS executives and announced that one of her members had filed a charge of disability discrimination against her multiple listing service, Northern Nevada Regional MLS.

Specchio spoke during a session on website compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. “I wanted to say that out loud so that everyone takes this very seriously,” Specchio said at the time.

The ADA was enacted in 1990 to prohibit discrimination and ensure equal opportunity for people with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public accommodations, commercial facilities, and transportation, according to the ADA website…

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