Increasing number of court cases to demand web accessibility to organizations in United States
UsableNet released the ADA Web Accessibility Lawsuit Report 2018 presenting a visual compilation of court cases in the United States calling on organizations to implement web accessibility services on their websites. The report is intended to illustrate the growing number of cases calling for legal action to promote web accessibility and digital inclusion for everyone.
Some of the main findings from the report indicate that in the first half of 2018, there were a total of 1,054 cases reported, which nearly doubled the number of reported cases in the second half of 2017. Additionally, they identified over 400 law firms defending the cases.
The main relevance of this report is that it showcases a possible alternative to leverage regulations for promoting web accessibility, by holding organizations accountable to WCAG 2.0 web accessibility standards. Another important effect is an increased level of awareness about the need for equality in access to online services.