Get the basics on court views of when websites must be accessible to people with disabilities from ADA expert William D. Goren, Esq. in this 28-minute installment of Webinars for Busy Lawyers.
Having an accessible website is important for attorneys for reasons of inclusion generally, legal compliance, and attracting business. For solo and small law practices particularly, determining what changes to make immediately can be overwhelming, and guidance from court decisions can help.
Internet accessibility litigation is very complicated, and has grown in recent years. This webinar will provide a brief overview of what is happening in internet accessibility litigation today, and learn how effective communication ties into web accessibility.
Referenced in the Webinar:
- Understanding the ADA – William D. Goren’s blog; Contact Information
- Understanding the Americans with Disabilities Act, by William D. Goren, Fourth Edition (published by the American Bar Association, 2013)
- LexBlog; some WordPress themes;
- Lighthouse for the Blind for beta testing;
- Voice Dictation – Dragon Naturally Speaking, as well as overlays Knowbrainer.com and PCBY Speech Start
About the Expert
William D. Goren, Esq., of William D. Goren, J.D., LL.M., LLC in Decatur, Georgia has almost 30 years years of experience dealing with the ADA as an Attorney. His law practice and consulting practice, and blog, Understanding the ADA (a member of the ABA Top 100 for the last five consecutive years, 2014-2018), focus on understanding the ADA so that the client understands what it means to comply with that law. In particular, he provides consulting, counseling, representation, and training services involving compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and related laws. He is also a trained mediator and a FINRA arbitrator. Finally, he is the author of Understanding the ADA, now in its 4th edition (ABA 2013), and numerous other articles on the rights of persons with disabilities. Mr. Goren has an A.B. in Political Science in 1978 from Vassar College, a J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law in 1985, and an LL.M. in Health Law in 1989 from Depaul University College of Law. Interesting fact: he trained his miniature poodle to be a hearing dog for when he is in his virtual office.
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