The Supreme Court refused to hear a case involving pizza giant franchise Domino’s Pizza regarding a previous ruling that their mobile app was not ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant.
A blind customer of Domino’s Pizza was unable to use the mobile app for ordering, which resulted in the customer suing Domino’s and winning in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that the mobile app must be made accessible and ADA compliant. Domino’s attempted to take it to the Supreme Court but it was rejected to be heard.
Chris Ake, founder of Grand Apps, weighed in on Fox News about the case and response from the Supreme Court.
“We are living in a more digitally-connected world run by software and we need to look at resetting standards for compliance and regulations, such as being ADA compliant,” Ake told FOX Business.
“I think restaurants need to be on high alert. There have been significantly increasing ADA compliant lawsuits for websites and mobile apps since 2017. Remember when people needed a mobile-first strategy? Well, they should focus on an ADA-compliant strategy and put that into their budgets because as we have seen with Domino’s, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor they were not compliant which sets the precedent. So, if restaurants are not compliant, they’re at a great risk.”
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