The United States Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of an ADA case from a famous pizza company, thereby upholding the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The court case revolved around whether the website of the company needed to be ADA compliant. The Ninth Circuit required the pizza company to make its website compliant with the ADA. The plaintiff in the case was visually impaired and couldn’t navigate the company website. The pizza company argued there were many alternative methods of ordering a pizza, ranging from voice activated applications to text messaging. In the end, the court disagreed with this analysis. I can clearly sympathize with the company as this will be an additional operating cost in a very competitive industry. Nevertheless, the digital world is becoming more and more prevalent as a “workplace”. Look at the growth of Amazon as an example. From a purely humanitarian (and now legal) basis, the Supreme Court got this one right.
Published by Mark Koscinski
I am an assistant professor of accounting practice at Moravian University in Bethlehem PA, after a long and multifaceted business career. I am a CPA in the State of New Jersey, and hold a doctorate from Drew University in Madison NJ. I also served as a Byzantine Catholic deacon, hence the religious articles included here. Moravian University is a liberal arts college, encouraging the complete formation of a person. View all posts by Mark Koscinski