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Webinar: ADA and the Internet- Legal Update

Written by: Shannon George

Original Presentation Date: May 16, 2019

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 Chief Accessibility Officer Jonathan Avila discussed 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 Speakers

Jonathan Avila – Chief Accessibility Officer, Level Access

Jonathan is involved in updating and maintaining Level Access’s Unified Audit Methodology and best practice library relating to Section 508, WCAG, and other accessibility standards. Jonathan has deep experience in the analysis, design and repair of software, web pages, mobile apps, games, documentation and hardware for accessibility. Jonathan participates in the Accessibility Guidelines working group and the low vision accessibility task force, blogs on accessibility issues, and has been the subject matter expert on many accessibility training courses created for the US Federal government and organizations.

Kristina Launey – Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

As 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.