“New York Lawmakers Plan To Address Website Accessibility”

“A Committee in the New York State Senate aims to develop a legal standard for the accessibility of business websites under New York law, in response to the exponential increase in website accessibility litigation in the state. Whether state legislation could stem this tide, or instead make matters worse for businesses, remains to be seen.” [John W. Egan and Minh N. Vu, Seyfarth Shaw; Dan M. Clark, New York Law Journal] On the surge in web accessibility suits, which nearly tripled in 2018 from the previous year, see Seyfarth’s reports here and here from January, and Usable.net here and here.


  • Given what NY has done with employment laws in the absence of federal action, I’m sure this will make things worse. The legislation will be drafted by plaintiff firms and foisted on the rest of us.

  • It’s the New York state legislature – of course they’ll end up making matters worse for business.

    • of course they’ll end up making matters worse for everyone.