Website design has become central to many businesses’ sales and marketing strategy. With native support for video and audio in languages and code libraries, and with responsive design for mobile devices, effective websites are platforms to engage would-be customers, and may replace storefronts as the principal place for customers to interact with companies. The Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted in the pre-internet age to try and ensure that all Americans would have access to commercial activities. But how does the ADA apply to online commerce?

Over the past two years, a number of cases have been filed alleging that e-commerce websites violate the ADA. Because the U.S. Department of Justice has yet to issue regulations that apply to websites, e-commerce providers are left without definitive guidance in this area. This presentation will discuss recent cases, guidance from the federal courts, and best practices.

We are pleased to have two dynamic and knowledgeable attorney speakers, Amy Edwards and Samantha Sondag, along with our technical expert Mike Joyce.

Amy Edwards is a partner in the Litigation Group at Stoel Rives LLP. She has advised clients on compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Amendments Act in multifamily housing and public accommodations, including website compliance, construction and design requirements, applicable limitation periods, and indemnity provisions in third party contracts.

Samantha Sondag is an associate in the Stoel Rives litigation group. She joined the firm in 2015 after receiving her law degree from U.C. Berkeley. Sam assists clients in various stages of complex commercial litigation, including matters involving compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Mike Joyce is a software professional with more than a decade of experience building and leading highly technical teams, overseeing all aspects of highly technical companies; including operations, sales engineering, product management, software development, and customer service. Mike has designed, sold, and delivered software and hardware solutions to Fortune 100 and Startups alike.

When: Thursday, November 10, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 pm

Where: Kell’s Irish Restaurant & Pub, 112 SW 2nd Ave., Portland, OR 97204 (503) 227-4057

$22 for Technology Law members;
$27 for other bar members and non-lawyers;
$18 for students.
This cost includes lunch.
MCLE Credit: The Technology Law Section will apply for one (1) general CLE credit

Payment may be brought to the event.
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Is Your Website Accessible? Online Compliance and the Americans with Disabilities Act