Websites as Places of Public Accommodation

The Cooley Law Group LLP has prepared a concise, informative analysis of  recent decisions  related to online accessibility with a particular focus on the Department of Justice settlement with eduX Inc.

Recent headlines around a high-profile settlement between
the US Department of Justice and edX, Inc., one of the
largest and earliest distributors of MOOCs, have once again
highlighted the importance of understanding the rules for
making online courses and services accessible to those with
various types and levels of disabilities. While much of the
media coverage of the edX settlement has focused on the
fact that the government sued so high-profile—and
respected—an online provider, to date there has been little
recognition that the enforcement action may signal an effort
to extend the ADA’s accessibility requirements not only to a
broader range of non-institutional entities providing web-based
instruction, but also to those that provide other
education-related services. . .

To read more of this analysis. . .

DOJ Settlement May Extend Accessibility Requirements to Virtual Space



WINAHEAD is made up of representatives from thirty institutions. Our members are professionals employed by two- and four-year colleges and universities who work directly with students with disabilities to ensure equal access to higher education. WIN indicates the geographic area we represent: Western Iowa and Nebraska. AHEAD is our national parent organization, the Association on Higher Education and Disability.
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