New Web Accessibility Guidance: How to Maintain Compliance and Manage Litigation Threats

Monday, June 6, 2022 | 1:00PM - 1:50PM | Room: Marquee  |   Education Session

 |  Rachael Zahn | Becca Prestidge, FCCA | Brandon H. Johnson | Douglas T. Schwarz |

In March 2022, the DOJ released new guidance for public companies under the Americans with Disabilities Act, reiterating the need for all public-facing websites, IR and Corporate websites, to meet accessibility standards. As a result, it is expected that the rise in accessibility-related litigation will only increase further, up 14.3% YOY in 2021 with an estimated 2,352 web accessibility lawsuits, and billions spent responding to demand letters. This leaves many IROs to decipher what is a true litigious threat, what must be done to remain compliant, and the risk involved.

In this panel, hear from legal counsel and IR practitioners on their experience with web accessibility lawsuits, and ways to reduce your financial and reputational risk.

Learning Objectives:
  • Latest trends & tactics in web accessibility lawsuits
  • How to decipher a legitimate litigation threat
  • Which digital assets are the top targets for lawsuit threats
  • What to do when you receive a demand letter
  • How to evaluate the web accessibility of your website and digital assets
  • Ways you can make your digital assets ADA compliant