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Webinar:The ADA and Web Accessibility: How to Minimize Legal Risks in Banking

Written by: Shannon George

Original Presentation Date: June 25, 2019

Web accessibility lawsuits reached an all-time high in 2018, with over 2,250 filed cases. Now, more than ever, it’s critical that you understand how—and when—the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is applied to banking websites, mobile apps, and other digital content.

ABA’s Endorsed Provider, Level Access, discussed recent cases and legal trends that your organization needs to know about. From the recent explosion of lawsuits against banks and credit unions to the Department of Justice’s decision to abandon plans to regulate website accessibility, this webinar will help you wade through the legal morass and understand what your organization can do now to minimize the risk of costly litigation (and the bad publicity that goes with it).

In this ABA member-exclusive webinar, Level Access’ Chief Accessibility Officer Jonathan Avila covered:

• What recent lawsuits against banks, credit unions, and other financial organizations mean for you (and how cases involving other industries could affect you too)
• How the Department of Justice’s decision not to pursue website accessibility regulations will likely lead to increased litigation and risk for your organization
• Why legislative proposals to limit lawsuits are unlikely to affect digital accessibility litigation
• Practical strategies for minimizing legal risk and protecting your organization

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About the Speaker

Jonathan Avila – Chief Accessibility Officer

With 20 years of experience in digital accessibility and his own personal experience as a person with a visual impairment, Jonathan brings unparalleled industry knowledge and a unique perspective to access solutions for technology with an extensive knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2), Section 508, and other accessibility standards and guidelines for the web, software, mobile technology, and hardware. He actively works with major industry development platform and assistive technology vendors, regulatory agencies and public-sector organizations to consistently update understanding of the proper level of accessibility for clients. Sought out as a thought leader in the industry, Jonathan has developed training for Federal agencies, presents webinars throughout the year on a variety of digital accessibility topics, speaks at conferences and other industry events, and is a regular contributor to the Level Access blog.