We received word recently about a new type of ADA lawsuit that is going after the real estate industry. The Legal Justice Advocates is sending demand letters to real estate website owners informing them that their website is not compliant for persons with disabilities and as a result, may be a violation of the FHA. The website owner is then invited to negotiate a settlement to cover attorney fees or face a potential lawsuit.
While filing multiple ADA suits in this way is a pretty controversial application of the law, we can all agree that the intent of providing equal access opportunities to disabled persons is an important thing.
If you receive a notice like this, and ideally before that happens, we absolutely recommend that you have a website expert in disability accessibility issues take a look at your website to identify the problems.
Ninebricks is here to help you to navigate the issue of ADA compliance. We can help you to identify potential issues on your real estate website and correct them before you get notified by an attorney.