"Website Accessibility: Requirements, Methods and Pitfalls in the Digital Age," Presenter, MSBA Communications Law Secion

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January 23, 2015

Briggs and Morgan shareholder Andy Carlson co-organized and spoke at a CLE entitled “Website Accessibility: Requirements, Methods, and Pitfalls in the Digital Age,” sponsored by the Communications Law Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association. The program focused on whether, under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), websites are “places of public accommodation,” and if so, what steps should the website’s owner take to ensure that persons with disabilities can use the functionality of the website. Carlson’s presentation included a survey of the current caselaw, as well as a summary of activity in the Department of Justice’s rulemaking. Other speakers included Tonu Mikk, Adaptive Technologist, University of Minnesota Disability Resource Center; Jay Wyant, Chief Information Accessibility Officer for MN.IT; and Michael Lewis, Staff Attorney and Data Practices Officer for the Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings. 

Carlson is a shareholder in Briggs’ Business Litigation Section, with a focus on telecommunications litigation. His practice includes assisting corporate clients with steps to minimize litigation stemming from telemarketing, auto-dialing, and requirements relating to websites used by consumers.