Are Websites Covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act?

December 23, 2002 Advisory

In a case that could have wide-reaching implications for companies that engage in e-commerce, a Florida District Court recently held in Access Now, Inc. v. Southwest Airlines Co., 2002 WL 31360397, that internet sites are not "public accommodations" subject to the requirements of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA").