ADA Website Accessibility: Courts Continue To Provide Clarity, At Cost to Businesses

In Thurston v. Midvale Corp.,[i]the California Court of Appeals for the Second Appellate District dealt another blow to businesses struggling with the onslaught of website-related Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) suits, affirming a trial court’s finding that a restaurant’s inaccessible website violated the Unruh Act— specifically requiring the restaurant to bring its website into compliance with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. The court determined that the plaintiff’s inability to utilize the online menu and reservation system deprived her of equal access to the…
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