Over the past few months, credit unions have been hit with scores of lawsuits (and perhaps hundreds of “attorney demand letters”) challenging the accessibility of credit union websites to visually-impaired individuals. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, “public accommodations” are charged with being accessible to those with impairments. These cases and claims allege that credit union websites are places of “public accommodation;” that they are not fully-accessible to visually-impaired individuals; and that the visually-impaired claimant stands ready to resolve the matter “confidentially” for a cash settlement.
This represents a new and enhanced litigation risk for credit unions. Although the law has been around for a quarter-century, specific regulations on the subject matter have been delayed for almost eight years by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) who is primarily responsible for enforcement.
This 90-minute webcast will feature speakers with current experience in the legal and procedural issues involved, and will cover background information, current cases specific to credit unions, and what your credit union can do now to minimize its risk.
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E. Andy KeeneyPartner, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
John BredehoftPartner, Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
On-demand webcast expiration date: December 5, 2018.
*On-demand webcasts are available for up to 12 months after the live broadcast, and are included in your registration price.
NCCOs will receive 1.5 CEUs for participating in this webcast.
NCRMs can earn 1.5 CEUs for participating in this webcast.
CPA credit information is below; recommended 1.5 CPE credits.
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