MIAMI, Jan. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Accessibility.com invites business leaders to attend “Are You Next? Trends in Digital Accessibility Lawsuits” on January 25, 2022, at 1 p.m. ET, for a comprehensive overview of digital accessibility lawsuits filed in 2021. The event is also scheduled to share views from legal accessibility experts on projections for 2022.
Tuesday’s event will review the legal data of 2021 regarding web accessibility and how these trends will shape the web accessibility litigation landscape for 2022. Key points from the event include:
- Exposure by industry.
- Non-Compliance Costs.
- Basic levels of compliance that organizations should strive to achieve.
- Recent litigation and settlement agreements.
- Existing legal trends in digital accessibility lawsuits.
- Projections for 2022 and impact on the business/customer relationship.
- Chase types and how overlays are bypassed.
- Leverage your relationship with the community to develop policies.
- Understand web accessibility requirements and their impact on your organization.
Participants can learn how they can embrace continuous enforcement activity as a catalyst for adopting accessibility and best practices that can benefit an organization’s bottom line and its customer relationships.
The annual Accessibility.com Website Accessibility Lawsuit analysis showed that retailers in New York and California have been targeted by the largest number of lawsuits claiming their websites are not accessible to consumers with disabilities. The 2,352 lawsuits filed in 2021 and 711 cases in the fourth quarter are new records in digital accessibility lawsuit filings. Business increased by 14.3% over the previous year. Remarkably, more than 56% of all cases were filed by six firms in New York and California. Accessibility.com’s legal research team also identified multiple plaintiffs with triple-digit complaints for the first time in a calendar year. To download the full report, please click here or visit: https://www.accessibility.com/complete-report-2021-website-accessibility-lawsuits
Accessibility.com Editor John Griffin says, “The numbers are staggering, particularly in the Consumer Goods, Services and Retail industry group, which accounted for 41% of the year’s total; however, they are not unexpected. Surprising? No. Companies that serve the American public are expected to know and understand what federal law and common sense require of them. Griffin continued, “Any business that still doesn’t open its doors online to everyone shouldn’t be surprised when plaintiffs and their lawyers try to force the door open with litigation.”
You can click the link here to register or go to: https://www.accessibility.com/event/2022/trends-in-digital-accessibility-lawsuits/attendee-register
Accessibility.com provides objective, unbiased and trusted resources to promote awareness of the need for accessible and inclusive environments, both physical and digital. Accessibility.com acts as a catalyst for change through resources, events, and e-learning courses, empowering businesses to adopt accessible strategies and become leaders in achieving inclusivity. which leads to better products, more skilled employees and higher profits.
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