Jonathan Mook co-presents “Website Accessibility”

“Website Accessibility: HR’s Strategic Guide to Meeting Digital Accessibility Standards Amid Increased Regulatory Oversight”, a Live Virtual Workshop: Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Is your organization’s website fully accessible to disabled individuals? If it’s not, you could be subjected to costly legal scrutiny, as lawsuits challenging inaccessible websites proliferate and the Department of Justice is in the process of issuing website accessibility standards.

Some federal circuit courts of appeal have already ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to e-commerce and websites offering goods and services unconnected to a physical place. This raises the issue of what businesses should do to ensure that their websites—as places of public accommodation—are ADA accessible.

Website accessibility is especially important for the job application process. The ADA requires employers to ensure that job applicants and employees with disabilities can fully participate in the workplace, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has interpreted this requirement to include computer and website accessibility.

So, how can you tell if your website is fully accessible and how it could be better optimized to ensure that it’s available and functional for anyone who visits the site?

Join DiMuroGinsberg attorney, Jonathan Mook and fellow presenters on April 18 for a comprehensive virtual workshop on emerging legal risks companies like yours now face. You’ll also learn more about HR’s role in conducting a website accessibility audit to determine whether it meets or misses the mark concerning your recruiting and other employment practices.

Click here to register.