Supreme Court hands victory to blind man who sued Domino’s over site accessibility

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Supreme Court hands victory to blind man who sued Domino’s over site accessibility
Published Mon, Oct 7 20199:40 AM EDTUpdated Tue, Oct 8 20196:31 PM EDT

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  • The Supreme Court denied a petition from pizza giant Domino’s on Monday to hear whether its website is required to be accessible to the disabled, leaving in place a lower court decision against the company.
  • The case was originally brought by a blind man named Guillermo Robles, who sued the pizza chain after he was unable to order food on Domino’s website and mobile app despite using screen-reading software.
  • The decision not to grant the case is a loss for the company and a win for disability advocates, who have argued that if businesses do not have to maintain accessible sites, disabled people could be effectively shut out of substantial portions of the economy.

The company’s logo across the front of an awning marks the location of a Domino’s restaurant in Chicago, Illinois.
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The Supreme Court denied a petition from pizza giant Domino’s on Monday to hear whether its website is required to be accessible to the disabled, leaving in place a lower court decision against the company.

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