Absurd interpretation of the Americans With Disabilities Act Pushed Further

Posted by Wkiraly at 10/8/2007 10:40 AM
The absurd suit against Target, claiming it is violating federal laws by its web design, has been certified as a class action suit. This gives ever-greedy trial lawyers a whole new avenue to sue large and small companies and extort financial compensation from businesses and website owners. See Rueters article and Overlawyered’s take.

If this continues, we all may be required to do expensive upgrades to our sites and still be, if not be more at, the mercy of  judges who can reinterpret the law anytime they feel someone is getting a raw deal.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against web site accessiblity, but I am against letting judges make the decision on when a site is accessible enough.

–Bill Cohen-Kiraly

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