Earlier this week there was a landmark decision in Florida in a web accessibility case against the grocery store chain Winn-Dixie. A federal judge ruled that Winn-Dixie violated Title III of the American With Disabilities Act because its website was not accessible. This case is significant because it is the first case in federal court to hold a full trial on how the web accessibility relates to the ADA, specifically the public accommodation provision of Title III. It will be interesting to see how this case impacts future litigation around web web accessibility.
Here is additional coverage of the ruling:
- Big Win for Blind Shopper in First U.S. ADA Web Accessibility Trial
- First Federal Court Rules That Having an Inaccessible Website Violates Title III of the ADA
- First Federal Trial on Website Accessibility: Winn-Dixie Violates ADA