MD|DC Credit Union Association

10/14/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/14/2019 09:33

The US Supreme Court rejected Domino’s attempt to appeal a 2017 lawsuit the retailer faced for having a website that was inaccessible to the screen-readers used by the blind[...]

The US Supreme Court rejected Domino's attempt to appeal a 2017 lawsuit the retailer faced for having a website that was inaccessible to the screen-readers used by the blind community.

The Supreme Court's refusal to hear this appeal allows the current holding from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to stand; that even without further Department of Justice (DOJ) clarification, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) protects access not just to brick and mortar restaurants and businesses, but also to their websites and apps. The expected impact is that there will be more lawsuits.

Along with the Leagues, credit unions and CUNA, we continue to advocate that the DOJ release clarifying rules on how credit unions should comply with ADA standards on websites and apps. In the meantime, credit unions should be aware of the legal challenges and implement procedures to maintain compliance.

The federal government offers a website compliance checklist available here. You can also find information and guidance from CUNA Mutual Group here.