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TD Ameritrade to Settle Blind Woman’s Website Accessibility Lawsuit

TD Ameritrade Inc. and a blind customer who claimed she could not access key pages of the broker-dealer’s website in an alleged violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act have reached an agreement in principle to settle her discrimination lawsuit. The discount brokerage firm will “ensure that all feasible components of its website are rendered accessible [...]

TD Ameritrade to Settle Blind Woman’s Website Accessibility Lawsuit 2019-03-27T16:16:05+00:00

Target to pay $6 million to settle site accessibility suit

Target has settled a class action lawsuit with the National Federation of the Blind over accessibility complaints with Target.com. Despite the law being unclear as to whether the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to websites, the company will pay a substantial fee and update its web site to make it accessible to the blind. In [...]

Target to pay $6 million to settle site accessibility suit 2019-03-27T16:14:47+00:00

Getting Ahead of ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits

I’m going to start this post in a way that most of you may find surprising. I want to thank Kylie Jenner. You see, for over a year now I have been telling clients, other lawyers, and family members (who politely nod because they still don’t quite understand what I do for a living) that companies [...]

Getting Ahead of ADA Website Accessibility Lawsuits 2019-03-27T16:11:51+00:00

Accessibility for all — Why removing barriers from web interaction should be a part of your organization’s business model

Healthcare providers can face legal ramifications if their websites fail to consider the needs of those with disabilities, but the reasons for developing an accessible website go far beyond adhering to government regulations and represent the rare opportunity for businesses to align moral obligations with their financial bottom line. During a June 26 webinar hosted by Becker's Hospital Review and [...]

Accessibility for all — Why removing barriers from web interaction should be a part of your organization’s business model 2019-03-27T16:09:25+00:00

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ADA COMPLIANCE COULD COST YOU—BIG TIME

Most people running their own small businesses know the importance of having an online presence with a website and high-quality content. However, many small-business people aren’t aware of regulations imposed by the government that, if violated, could mean catastrophe for a small business. One such set of rules, which you may already be required to follow [...]

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW ABOUT ADA COMPLIANCE COULD COST YOU—BIG TIME 2019-03-27T16:07:32+00:00

Epic EHR software isn’t accessible for blind hospital employees, suit claims

The National Federation of the Blind sued Epic Systems Corp. over its electronic health record software, alleging that blind hospital employees can't use the program. The complaint in federal court in Massachusetts last week alleges a part-time hospital dispatcher at Boston-based Brigham and Women Hospital couldn't perform his job duties after the provider went live on [...]

Epic EHR software isn’t accessible for blind hospital employees, suit claims 2019-03-27T16:04:21+00:00

Businesses ‘sitting ducks’ for lawsuits because websites aren’t ADA compliant

TAMPA (WLFA) - The disabled plaintiffs call themselves activists working to improve society for the disabled, one lawsuit at a time. Critics call it "legal extortion," now targeting small business owners who feel they are "sitting ducks" for ADA lawsuits regarding their websites that are not accessible to some with disabilities. Last year, there were 2,285 ADA website [...]

Businesses ‘sitting ducks’ for lawsuits because websites aren’t ADA compliant 2019-03-27T15:56:14+00:00

10,000 Businesses Get Sued Over Website Ada Compliance Every Year

(Newswire.net -- February 6, 2019) Chicago, IL -- If you’re work for a large company, chances are you’ve already heard of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). You probably understand several parts of it very well, such as how to protect yourself against lawsuits by making physical establishments accessible to everyone with a disability. When it comes [...]

10,000 Businesses Get Sued Over Website Ada Compliance Every Year 2019-03-27T15:53:41+00:00

The Rising Tide of ADA Litigation Against Health Care Entities

Over the past several years, health care entities have increasingly become the target of private and government plaintiffs complaining of disability discrimination. A crescendo of litigation has engulfed the health care industry—and most notably of late, “drive-by” litigation attacking the perceived failure of health care entity facilities and websites to accommodate the needs of persons with [...]

The Rising Tide of ADA Litigation Against Health Care Entities 2019-03-27T15:51:11+00:00

Doctor Gets Jail Time for HIPAA Violation

This month we look at a case involving a HIPAA privacy violation. This case is particularly important (and unusual) because it illustrates two points: 1) a person can get jail time for a HIPAA violation (even a misdemeanor violation), and 2) ignorance of the law does not protect you. Dr. H was in his mid-40’s when [...]

Doctor Gets Jail Time for HIPAA Violation 2019-03-26T10:03:22+00:00

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.