SCOTUS: Accessibility Lawsuit Against Domino’s Can Proceed
In what may have far reaching effects for the accessibility of mobile apps and online ordering to people with disabilities, the U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 7 denied Domino’s petition to review a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which said Guillermo Robles can sue the pizza chain under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
This case is poised to determine the extent to which businesses must make their websites and mobile apps accessible to the blind and visually impaired. Plaintiffs have filed nearly 600 website accessibility complaints this year under the ADA, according to Bloomberg Law; however, courts have split over whether the ADA applies to websites. The Justice Department hasn’t issued regulations clarifying companies’ online accessibility obligations under the law, reports Bloomberg.