Florida Today by Dave Berman
November 22, 2019
Last year, the Brevard County attorney’s office received a pair of lawsuits, claiming that the county was violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. The reason? Its website was not fully accessible to people who are blind.
Versions of those lawsuits are familiar to government attorneys around Florida. Hundreds have been filed around the state against counties, cities, towns, school districts and other entities.
Often, they come with little notice, and take governments to court without first giving them a chance to fix the problem before the legal action begins. Some of the suits are being challenged. Many more are settled without going to trial.