Supreme Court and Web Accessibility

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Image of scales with Domino and text, "Web Accessibility Lawsuit"

On October 3, 2019, the Supreme Court denied a petition from Domino's Pizza about whether their website is required by law to be accessible. This decision is a win for the VI community and disability advocates as it leaves the lower court's decision in place. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (lower court) decision last January stated that inaccessible websites ". . . impede access to goods and services of its physical pizza franchises - which are places of public accommodation." The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Domino's and other retailers must make their online services accessible.

The Supreme Court's decision to decline the case means that Domino's Pizza will have to fight the accessibility claims in court. Domino's stated that they will present their case at the trial court.

Guillermo Robles, a blind man, filed the lawsuit in 2016 after claiming that the Domino's Pizza website was not accessible with a screen reader.