This is the last post in a 5-part series where I breakdown cases where website owners have been sued for inaccessibility despite the use of an accessibility overlay or widget.
For more background information on this series, refer to the Walters v. Venum case.
Cruz v. Rockwell Time, Inc., Case 1:20-cv-01902-LJL in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
Title III of the ADA, 42 U.S.C. § 12181, et seq., and 28 U.S.C. § 1332
New York City Human Rights Law, N.Y.C. Admin. Code § 8-101
Rockwelltime.com has an overlay widget branded as Accessibly by On The Map Marketing.
Here’s a screenshot of RockwellTime.com with the Accessibly toolbar menu open from July 24, 2020:
I checked Archive.org but I didn’t see any archived pages that provide an idea of when this widget was added.
- Website lacks alt. text
- Many features also fail to contain a proper label element or title attribute for each field
- Many pages also contain the same title elements
- Broken links
Joseph H. Mizrahi of Cohen & Mizrahi LLP
The claims of inacessibility are written the exact same, word for word, as the complaint filed in Williams vs. VaporDNA by David P. Force of Stein Saks, PLLC.
Maybe there’s a template floating around the circle of law firms filing in Southern District of New York.