October 08, 2019

Providing disabled individuals access to the Internet


In Robles v. Domino Pizza, 913 F. 3d 898,*  the United States Court of Appeals held  that Title III of the American With Disabilities Act applies to websites maintained by entities having a physical place of public accommodation.

The United States Supreme Court [Docket 18-1539] denied Domino Pizza's motion for certiorari suggesting that the case will be returned to the District Court for a trial on the merits.

Many disability rights advocates view the Supreme Court's decision as signaling the importance of Internet sites established by governmental entities as well as entities in the private sector providing appropriate accommodations for disabled users even in the absence of guidelines having for this purpose been established by the United States Department of Justice or by Congress.

* The Robles decision is posted on the Internet at:
http://cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2019/01/15/17-55504.pdf

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