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ADA Website Compliance Lawsuits... Is there hope for businesses?

Posted by Jorge Pacheco on Sep 23, 2019 6:00:00 AM

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Hi, my name is Jorge Pacheco, with Kulture Konnect branding and digital marketing, and today the big question today is whether the tide is turning for restaurants struck by the wave of website accessibility lawsuits?

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a lot of plaintiff-friendly decisions and thousands of ADA filings, but a handful of federal courts across the country recently provided some hope to restaurants by granting motions to dismiss based on lack of subject matter jurisdiction, lack of personal jurisdiction, and lack of standing.  

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Topics: Restaurants, Business, ADA Compliance

ADA Website Compliance Mid Year Update

Posted by Jorge Pacheco on Sep 18, 2019 6:00:00 AM

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Hi, my name is Jorge Pacheco, with Kulture Konnect branding and digital marketing, and today, we’re going to give you an update with what’s going on with ada compliance in terms of websites.

2018 was a bit of a crazy year when it comes to compliance lawsuits, there were over 2K lawsuits, which is a 177% increase from 2017. In 2019 The rate of lawsuits filed in federal courts related to website and app accessibility has now hit a rate of one-an-hour, that’s 8 a day, 40 per week and set to be on pace for over 2,000 lawsuits again this year. In 2019, 22% of the cases have been filed in CA, 21% in NY, 12% in FL.  

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Topics: Restaurants, Business, ADA Compliance

ADA Website Compliance

Posted by Jorge Pacheco on Sep 16, 2019 6:00:00 AM

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Hi, my name is Jorge Pacheco, with Kulture Konnect branding and digital marketing, and today, we’re going to talk about ADA accommodations and how that works and relates to the internet and websites specifically.

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Topics: Restaurants, Business, ADA Compliance

ADA Compliant Ecommerce Websites

Posted by Jorge Pacheco on Sep 11, 2019 9:33:32 AM

The year is almost over and, as we all know, this coming last quarter is the biggest selling months for businesses with physical stores and and e-commerce stores.

Unfortunately, online shopping sometimes brings unique challenges for people with disabilities, and, contrary to general beliefs, people with disabilities use the internet in large numbers. With the holiday season just around the corner, now is the perfect time to examine why ADA compliance is good business and the right thing to do.

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Topics: Restaurants, Business, ADA Compliance

Website Accessibility Concerns

Posted by Jorge Pacheco on Jul 3, 2019 8:37:30 AM

Imagine this, you’ve done a major update to your business website in order to stay current in your industry and to attract more traffic: new and more trendy design, better interface, more functionalities, etc. It’s beautiful and functional. 

However, today, as you check the mail, you receive a threatening letter stating that your website is not accessible to all, therefore you’ve violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and that if you don’t take immediate action you will be sued for monetary compensation.

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Topics: Restaurants, Business, ADA Compliance

Tips to Make Your Website ADA Compliant

Posted by Jorge Pacheco on Jul 1, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Full compliance can be a very overwhelming task for any business. Especially with content and code that has stagnant from year to year. Luckily, there are a few simple and easy steps that any business can take to not only significantly improve accessibility but also lessen the chance of being targeted for a lawsuit. 

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Topics: Restaurants, Business, ADA Compliance

ADA Compliant Websites

Posted by Jorge Pacheco on Jun 24, 2019 6:00:00 AM

In our previous post we provided you with some context about what is going on with ADA rules and how they have affected small, medium and large businesses. Here, we'll tell you more about WCAG rules and what they mean. 

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Topics: Restaurants, Business, ADA Compliance

The Path to Web Accessibility

Posted by Jorge Pacheco on Jun 18, 2019 4:24:18 PM

Some are predicting a surge in federal ADA website accessibility lawsuits could hit California companies in 2019. This January, The Ninth Circuit ruled Domino's website was bound to the ADA rules, making California's federal courts more attractive to plaintiffs.

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Topics: Restaurants, Business, ADA Compliance

Quick Guide How-to Create a Disability Friendly Website

Posted by Mark Kenneth B. Herrero on Feb 5, 2019 8:30:00 AM

In an ideal world, everyone should have access to the internet. In reality however, there are many obstacles one can face when trying to access the internet. It can be slow internet speeds, outdated browsers or ISPs blocking access to certain websites.

One obstacle that website owners need to pay more attention to this year is website accessibility for the disabled. Some companies might not be aware of the new laws and standards surrounding website accessibility until they're hit with a nasty lawsuit. If you want to avoid the hefty fine of $55,000 to $150,000; better read on!

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Topics: Business, Websites

5 Necessary New Years Resolutions Every Business Owner Should Make

Posted by Silvia Lilly on Jan 8, 2019 8:30:57 AM

Most of us do it every year. We vow at the beginning of each year to set resolutions or goals. We make promises to ourselves to focus on our personal well-being whether it might be our health, eating healthier, losing weight, lessen stress, travel more and etc. but what about your business?

As a business owner, this is a perfect time to make a list of ways to make positive changes and improvements. Here are 5 important new years resolutions every business owner should make.

Stop Wearing All the Hats 

No matter how hard you try it's nearly impossible to do everything and run your business on your own. One of the benefits of owning a business is that you don't have to work for someone else. You want to get to a point where your business can run without always being present. With that said, if you fall into this category than you might want to consider growing your team. Think of positions you need and want to fill. Of course, take your budget into consideration and be realistic on what you can afford.

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Topics: Business, ProTips


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