posted on Jan, 17 2020 @ 04:48 PM
So A man is suing PH over the lack of closed captions in their videos. As someone who works in the Marketing and Web design industry, this is
becoming more and more prevalent. Just a few months ago a blind man won a judgment against Dominos Pizza for ADA compliance. The scary thing is this
is something most businesses are not in compliance with and this can easily wrap up a small business and tank them as a result of fending off lawsuits
and having to create ADA compliant websites.
I understand we want to create an enjoyable experience and equal the playing field for all persons no matter their disabilities but where does that
What does ATS think?
I think this is a slippery slope that could end up costing businesses tens of thousands of dollars creating an ADA site for a market they are not even
trying to attract. I'm not saying that is the case for PH. I just don't think every business should be forced to change their website to cater to
people who they might not be interested in doing business within the first place. Once again I don't think this is the case for PH but for others,
it may be the case. Imagine a company that sells airplanes being forced to create an ADA compliant website for blind people.
Brink and mortar stores are totally different since they need to be ADA compliant in case you hire someone protected under ADA or you get visited.
But the Website?
Blind man sues dominos and wins in supreme court