ADA “Accessible” Websites: What Attorneys Need to Know


CLE credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

Richard Hunt and William Goren will take a thorough look at the pressing issues for business, government and employers concerning how the ADA applies to websites. Beginning with a look at the exponential increase in the number of ADA website lawsuits they will then review how the law has developed since the passage of the ADA, examining regulatory and judicial responses as well as industry initiatives that shape the current debate over whether and to what extent websites are required to be accessible. They will discuss just what “accessible” means in both legal and practical terms, and then provide practice pointers to help attorneys advise their clients on both making websites more accessible to consumers and responding to ADA website lawsuits and demands.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   The increase in ADA website lawsuits
•   How the law has developed since the passage of ADA
•   What “accessible” means in legal and practical terms
•   Practice pointers for advising clients on making websites more accessible and responding to ADA lawsuits and demands

Date / Time: March 30, 2020

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: June 27, 2019

Richard Hunt, Esq. is a Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer with thirty-seven years of experience representing businesses and individuals in litigation, arbitration, and mediation. His practice is focused on lawsuits brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the disability rights provisions in the Fair Housing Act. He is the author of Accessibility Defense (, a blog that provides news and information to help businesses avoid and defend disability rights litigation. Richard has also served as an adjunct professor teaching Disability Law at the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University and serves on the Texas State Bar Disability Issues Committee. He frequently speaks on topics related to disability rights litigation, most recently at the Security Summit for the International Conference of Shopping Centers and the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference. He has been interviewed on disability rights litigation issues by Forbes, The Economist, The National Psychologist and many other publications.

In addition to his work in the field of disability rights education and litigation Richard has served on the Examination Committee for Civil Trial Certification for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and as an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at Texas Wesleyan School of Law.

Richard obtained his B.A., magna cum laude, from Rice University and his J.D., with honors, from the University of Texas at Austin. Richard can be reached at or by phone at 214-641-9182.

William D. Goren, Esq., Of Counsel to Kitchens New Cleghorn and Of Counsel to Kitchens New Cleghorn consulting arm (Hardman Analytics), in Atlanta, Georgia, has over 25 years of experience dealing with the ADA as an Attorney. His practice, and blog, Understanding the ADA, (a member of the ABA Top 100 for the last five consecutive years, 2014-2018), focus on understanding the ADA so that the client understands what it means to comply with that law. In particular, he provides consulting, counseling, representation, and training services involving compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and related laws. He is also a trained mediator and a FINRA arbitrator. Finally, he is the author of Understanding the ADA, now in its 4th edition (ABA 2013), and numerous other articles on the rights of persons with disability.

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