ADA Live! Special Episode: Gil v. Winn-Dixie, 11th Circuit Decision on Web Access and the ADA

Event Date/Time: 

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
1:00 PM EDT - 1:45 PM EDT


LISTEN: ; VIDEO (ASL, captions) at YouTube - Southeast ADA Center; VIEW: transcript & resources at


In this special episode of ADA Live!

On April 7, 2021, the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Gil v. Winn-Dixie that websites operated by businesses are not “places of public accommodation” under Title III of the ADA. Gil’s inability to access the Winn-Dixie website, due to his blindness, therefore, was not in violation of the ADA. In the court’s opinion, the company’s website, without a point of sale, did not present an “intangible barrier” to Gil’s shopping for goods and services at Winn-Dixie’s physical stores.

Please join us for this special edition of ADA Live! to discuss the impact of this decision with our guests: Mark Riccobono, President, National Federation of the Blind; Howard Rosenblum, CEO of National Association of the Deaf; Bruce Sexton, JD, plaintiff in National Federation of the Blind v. Target; and Peter Blanck, Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. 

To learn more about Gil v. Winn-Dixie:
Southeast ADA Center Court Decision Brief: Gil v. Winn-Dixie (2021)

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