Section 508 Lawsuit

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Attorney Sues Department of Homeland Security Citing Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, Michael Leiterman, a lawyer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has filed a suit against his employer. Section 508 is an amendment to the Rehabilitation Act, passed by Congress in 1986. This amendment specifies that government agencies must make their electronic and information technology available to people with disabilities. Since its adoption… Continue Reading Section 508 Lawsuit

Suit Filed Against H&R Block

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Taxpayers with Visual Impairment File Suit  for Inaccessible Website As the nation's April 15th tax deadline approaches, taxpayers everywhere are scrambling to file their taxes online. Meeting that yearly deadline is even more difficult for taxpayers with disabilities who struggle with inaccessible websites. Two taxpayers with a visual impairment recently filed suit against H&R Block, one of the leading providers of tax services in the… Continue Reading Suit Filed Against H&R Block

Response to Wall Street Journal Article: Disabled Sue Over Shopping

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Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal posted an article about the increasing number of suits filed over website accessibility. It mentioned suits against retailers such as Target, Netflix, Travelocity, and Bank of America to name a few, illustrating that litigation efforts span the gamut of customer-focused websites. While the article made a lot of points, we want to highlight the four listed below - While most… Continue Reading Response to Wall Street Journal Article: Disabled Sue Over Shopping