On Monday the Supreme Court denied review of McGee v. Coca Cola, a case concerning the application of the ADA to vending machines that had the potential to help clarify the application of the ADA to the internet. We’ve blogged on this subject before, and you can get the details from those earlier posts.* When the Supreme Court requested a brief from the Solicitor General it was widely assumed the Court was interested enough to grant certiorari, but that is apparently not the case. Coming on the heels of DOJ’s announcement that it will not move forward on regulations under Titles II and III of the ADA it looks like the lower courts will continue to dominate the discussion of whether and how the ADA applies to web sites. Given the lack of unanimity in the lower courts the best advice for business remains to bring your websites into compliance with WCAG 2.0, success level AA as quickly as possible.
- Magee v Coca Cola – why does the Supreme Court care about vending machines?
- ADA and the Internet – what non-internet cases can tell us.
- Vending machines and the ADA