We are going to give you a quick overview on how your website or app may be out of compliance with the law and what the Supreme Court did. An individual who is blind was unable to order from dominoes pizzas website or app, so he sued over a violation of the ADA. An appellate court ruled in his favor, but also rules that this applies to all places of public accommodations. The Supreme Court refuses to hear Dominoes argument letting the appellate ruling stand.
Whether you know it or not, being compliant helps improve your site visibility on google and other search engines. If you aren’t a public accommodation, this is still worth the money as it helps you out.
What is a public accommodation?
According to the law which we quote below a public accommodation is a physical business that has a site or app. If you don’t believe you fit the current parameters, please keep in mind that we expect more legal guidance in this area from the government. Here is the quote from the ADA frequently asked question page.
“A public accommodation is a private entity that owns, operates, leases, or leases to, a place of public accommodation. Places of public accommodation include a wide range of entities, such as restaurants, hotels, theaters, doctors’ offices, pharmacies, retail stores, museums, libraries, parks, private schools, and day care centers.” Private clubs and religious organizations are currently exempt from the ADA’s requirements for public accommodations.
The exceptions to the law are private clubs and religious organizations. So, if you have a brick and mortar business that also has a website or an app, you should comply with the ADA. Thankfully we are able to help people make their site compliant. It is is outside our $800 a month offer, unless you have a site that requires very little overhaul. Our starting price is $200 for very small sites.