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