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ADA & the Internet: 2020 Legal Update

Written by: Kim Phillips

Original Presentation Date: March 11, 2020

How—and when—do the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other accessibility laws apply to websites, mobile apps, and other digital content? Seyfarth Shaw LLP Partner, Kristina Launey and Level Access CEO Tim Springer discuss recent legal developments and court decisions, and steps to take to minimize legal risk and protect your organization.

  • The ADA litigation landscape
  • Recent appeals court decisions and how they could affect your organization
  • Regulatory actions—and inaction—by federal agencies
  • Strategies for managing risk in the face of rising digital accessibility litigation

Webinar resources include the recorded presentation, slides, and CART transcript.

About the Presenters

Kristina Launey – Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Kristina LauneyAs a member of Seyfarth’s ADA Title III Specialty Team, Ms. Launey regularly advises and defends clients in litigation arising under Titles II and III of the ADA. Her Title II and III clients include non-profits, universities, hotels, restaurants, and retail, financial services, manufacturing, insurance, and technology companies. She has counseled clients on issues ranging from physical accessibility, to compliance with service animal, reservations, effective communication, ticketing requirements of California law and the ADA 2010 Standards, to cutting-edge digital accessibility issues. Ms. Launey is co-creator of Seyfarth’s www.adatitleiii.com blog, and frequently writes and presents on accessibility issues.

Tim Springer – CEO & Founder, Level Access

Tim Springer photoTim has dedicated over two decades to ensuring that technology will not only meet regulatory standards for accessibility, but also support real world use by individuals with disabilities. He has provided compliance solutions to thousands of organizations, advising public and private sector organizations on digital accessibility regulations, technical challenges and best practices required to successfully achieve accessibility. As the creator and designer of Level Access’s core technology, Tim led the development of InFocus, the industry’s first commercial software for testing web accessibility, and served as the chief architect for the Unified Audit Methodology and Accessibility Management Platform (AMP), Level Access proprietary accessibility solutions.