ADA Website Lawsuits and Compliance

The attorneys at the Karlin Law Firm can help with claims that your website is not ADA compliant. We are aware of the attorneys who have been sending threating letters and filing lawsuits regarding ADA Website compliance. Some of these attorneys include: Scott J. Ferrell, Victoria Knowles, Rusty A. Payton, Marc E. Dann, Joesph R. Manning Jr., Caitlin J. Scott, Vineet Dubey, and plaintiffs Sean Gorecki and Edward Davis. In our view, many of these claims are bogus and frivolous. Give us a call, we can help.

These claims often state or imply that the Department of Justice (D.O.J or DOJ) has established firm guidelines for ADA website compliance. We believe this is false and misleading. We generally take the position that these guidelines do not apply. The reference in these claims is often to:

The international website standards organization - the World Wide Web Consortium ("W3C").

This organization has published: Version 2.0 of the Web Contact Accessibility Guidelines ("WCAG").

WCAG 2.0 guidelines 3.1.1 and 2.4.4 and 3.1.2

We have noted, however, that the DOJ has stated that they have not yet established their own Guidelines for this, but hope to do so by 2018. At least one federal judge has held that until the DOJ establishes guidelines, businesses are not required to comply with any particular standard.  In addition, there is reason to belive that the DOJ will never establish specific guidelines, in part, because the internet is ever changing and what may look good today will be outdated tomorrow.  We are here to help.