In the past several years, the number of lawsuits and demand letters against businesses that do business with the public through a website have skyrocketed as the U.S. Department of Justice pursued a very aggressive enforcement program to pressure businesses to make their websites accessible to individuals with disabilities. The surge of controversies concerning website accessibility caught most businesses by surprise as they had been waiting for the DOJ to issue regulations about public accommodations websites and thought they would have time to comply.
This course, presented by Seyfarth Shaw partner Minh Vu, will address website accessibility basics, how Title III of the ADA and other laws may require accessible websites, the current legal landscape, how businesses can minimize their risk of being sued, and how businesses should go about making their websites accessible.
Ms. Vu is a partner in the firm's Washington, D.C. office and the leader of the Firm’s ADA Title III Specialty Practice Team. Ms. Vu’s national practice focuses exclusively on the legal obligations of places of public accommodation, recipients of federal assistance, government contractors, and housing providers to individuals with disabilities under Title III of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Fair Housing Act (FHA), and various state non-discrimination statutes. Ms. Vu is a recognized thought leader on ADA Title III issues who is known for her practical and business-friendly approach to litigation as well as compliance under this law. In 2012, Ms. Vu authored the “ADA Guide for Lodging Owners and Operators,” the first book of its kind published by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and also testified before Congress on behalf of the AH&LA on new ADA requirements for lifts at pools and spas. Ms. Vu also is the editor of and a primary contributor to Seyfarth’s ADA Title III News & Insights blog which has been quoted in many publications, including the Wall Street Journal, CNN, and The Economist.
Illuminating and instructive well-delivered program.
Already recommended this to a colleague in academia who is dealing with this exact issue right now - so timely!
great information --
Great summary of the current state of affairs for ADA compliance. This was incredibly helpful and applicable to my role.
She’s an expert! Thanks
Presenter has a great conversational style of presenting.
A well laid out presentation that was interesting and comprehensive.
Enjoyed the program! Very helpful information! Speaker very knowledgeable and interesting! Great course!
Interesting--raised my awareness about an emerging area of the law
Wow, Minh Vu is a wonderful instructor- conversation, relaxed and comfortable- amazing for such a world-class talent
Outstanding course. Very informative. Appreciated the case review summary to get a lay of the land.
I hope that you do a follow-up course next year on developments in 2017-2018.
Thanks- Good Info!
Great updating course for a complex topic!