Opinion: A potential Supreme Court case over ordering pizza could exclude 49 million Americans from the 21st century. Pizza always finds itself at the cusp of innovation. It was the first food sold online, the first food purchased with Bitcoin, and the first food delivered to space. Now it’s continuing that groundbreaking tradition, but unfortunately for pizza, this time it’s being dragged into what may become…

A group of U.S. Senators followed up their September 2018 letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Wednesday, continuing to urge the agency to take action to promote clarity, compliance and accessibility regarding how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to websites. Credit unions around the country have faced lawsuits due to the uncertainty, and CUNA has been a strong advocate for a solution in the…

Uber is now offering helicopter rides, which is awesome. But that wasn’t much comfort while I spent the night in a parking lot with a friend who uses a wheelchair and our Uber never showed up. Uber has opened up possibilities for creative problem solvers worldwide. It’s shown that digital services can go beyond offering convenience and entertainment to improve quality of life — in the…

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr seeking updates on the Justice Department’s efforts to clarify whether and how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to websites. Senators Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), Mike Crapo (R-Idaho), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) also joined the letter. The members sent a previous letter to the Department in…

Domino’s sells more than 2.5 million pizzas every day, and the company says it offers at least 15 ways to order one. But Guillermo Robles, who is blind, said neither the company’s website nor its mobile app allowed him to order the pizza he wanted, or receive a discount for ordering online. He sued. Now Domino’s, backed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the nation’s…

(Reuters) - Pro-business and right-leaning public interest groups don’t exactly agree on who should set standards for how accessible websites and mobile apps must be to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Cato Institute pins blame on the Justice Department for failing to write regulations to guide businesses on website accessibility. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Federation of Independent Business…

Last fall, Jason McKee was bouncing around business ideas with two friends when they realized something: all three had a family member or friend with a disability, that made it difficult to access the internet. They soon discovered something else: people with disabilities, specifically those who are blind or visually impaired, were filing Americans with Disabilities Act lawsuits against businesses over website accessibility issues. And many of…

Accessibility in Canada is about creating communities, workplaces and services that enable everyone to participate fully in society without barriers. The Government of Canada believes that all Canadians deserve the same opportunities and chances at success and is pleased to announce the coming into force of the Accessible Canada Act. Reaching this milestone demonstrates the Government’s commitment to implement this transformational legislation in a timely manner, creating…

When Virginia Jacko found out the first Democratic presidential debates of the 2020 election cycle were going to be held in Miami, she was excited to learn more about the candidates and their policies before they arrived in her city. But as she clicked on the candidates’ websites, she realized that most were not accessible to blind voters like her. As the CEO of Miami Lighthouse for…