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COVID-19 Moves ADA Compliance for Websites to the Forefront

In-House Defense Quarterly

Fall 2020

Authors: Adam R. Bialek, Kara Thorvaldsen

Adam Bialek (Partner-New York) and Kara Thorvaldsen (Partner-Boston) teamed with Lawrence Shaw and Nicholas Le Seelleur, executives at AAAtraq, a fully automated system providing remediation and training services, to author “COVID-19 Moves ADA Compliance for Websites to the Forefront,” which appeared in the Fall 2020 edition of In-House Defense Quarterly. Adam and Kara are members of the DRI Intellectual Property Litigation Committee, Adam serving as Trademark Specialized Litigation Group Chair and Kara as Publications Chair. Their cover story concludes that the rapid increase in business moving online precipitated by the pandemic has left many businesses unprepared to address web accessibility requirements. They advise that “now is the time to take action to address accessibility barriers, increase inclusivity and take control of at least one avoidable legal risk.”
 
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