As digitalization becomes more essential, more and more accessibility legislations start incorporating the web
Increase in lawsuits since 2018
Of websites sued more than once
Of websites are inaccessible
Of the population has a disability
Due to the increased use of the Internet, many countries have incorporated web accessibility into existing civil rights legislation that protects people with disabilities, or created new ones.
This includes the ADA, AODA, EEA, and many more. Most countries have adopted the WCAG 2.1 AA, or Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, as standard for accessible websites and refer to them in settlements.
In 2018, the DOJ clarified that websites are considered places of public accommodation and should therefore comply with the ADA Title III. US courts refer to WCAG 2.1 AA as the accessibility standard
Web accessibility lawsuits have increased in almost every industry, targeting businesses of all sizes, and have even made headlines in high profile cases such as Dominos, Beyoncé, and Kylie Jenner.
The exponential growth in web accessibility lawsuits is the result of more and more businesses moving services online and neglecting to ensure accessibility for people with disabilities. So far there has been a 300% increase since 2018 with no signs of slowing down.
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