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Domino’s Pizza has petitioned the Supreme Court to hear their case against Guillermo Robles, a blind man who is suing the company because their website is not accessible to blind people.
Robles filed a lawsuit against Domino’s three years ago, after he wasn’t able to order food on the company’s website, according to CNBC. Robles says he tried using a screen reading software, but it was incompatible with Domino’s Pizza’s Website.
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Robles claims businesses must accommodate people with disabilities not only in physical locations, but with websites and mobile apps as well, under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Domino’s argues there are not clear standards by the government on how websites and mobile apps should comply with ADA.
A federal appeals court has already agreed with Robles, but Domino’s has petitioned for the Supreme Court to pick up the case. However, the Supreme Court will not decide if they will take up the case until the fall, after they get back from summer recess.
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“If businesses are allowed to say, ‘We do not have to make our websites accessible to blind people,’ that would be shutting blind people out of the economy in the 21st century,” Christopher Danielsen, a representative for the National Federation of the Blind told CNBC.
“But Title III says nothing about the accessibility of websites or applications on smartphones, whether standing alone or in connection with restaurants, stores, or any other brick-and-mortar establishments that qualify as public accommodation,” Domino’s argues in their petition to the Supreme Court.
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Domino’s said no company wants to discriminate against people with disabilities, but these lawsuits put companies in “an impossible situation.” “Unless this Court steps in now, defendants must retool their websites to comply with Title III without any guidance on what accessibility...
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