Plaintiffs keep finding websites with lots of accessibility issues. (A 2020 WebAIM research report found that 98.1% of the top 1,000,000 websites’ home pages had detectable WCAG failures).
It is becoming easier for plaintiff firms to document issues and build their claim. It is fast and easy to visit a digital store, food delivery or financial service offering.
Companies are adding stores, websites and digital content at a rapid pace. Unfortunately, companies accessibility initiatives are not keeping up.
COVID Lockdown provided Short Pause
Good Web Accessibility lacking in Retail
Fix web accessibility fast or get sued again
New York and California have the most Web accessibility lawsuits
ADA lawsuits cover more than web accessibility
Widgets and overlays fail to protect companies
More than 200 cases were against companies that used accessibility widgets or overlays. These solutions do nothing to make a website more accessible for the blind.
A Small Group of plaintiff Law Firms file most ADA Web Accessibility Lawsuits
More Digital Accessibility Lawsuits add to a tough year
Download our full 2020 Digital Accessibility report.
Note on Methodology
The UsableNet team monitors all ADA lawsuits filed at the federal and state level. This includes cases filed in California under the Unruh Civil Rights Act. (Unruh Act).