The National Lumber and Building Material Dealer's Association (NLBMDA) recently held a webinar on the importance of making your website accessible in accordance with Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. In a piece for our sister publication, ProSales, Dante Webster looks at the history of this issue and ways to ensure that your website is accessible for all who choose to use it.
One notable case of a company being sued because its website was not accessible is National Foundation for the Blind v. Target Corp:
The National Foundation for the Blind (NFB) accused Target of having a website that blind people could neither access fully nor make purchases on independently. The U.S. Federal District Court for the Northern District of California upheld the NFB's claims and Target paid a settlement of $6 million.