Newsday Sheds Deaf Man’s Go well with Over Non-Captioned Web site Movies

August 17, 2021, 5:11 pm

  • Newsday has no publicly accessible retail stores
  • Standalone websites not covered by ADA

Newsday LLC won a dismissal of a deaf person’s lawsuit contesting the lack of subtitles in website videos because a New York federal court said the news organization’s website was not a “public accommodation place” under federal disability law .

Jay Winegard says he couldn’t understand videos without subtitles.

He made claims under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits public accommodation from discriminating in access to goods and services on the basis of disability.

The text of the ADA excludes the websites of companies like Newsday – which do not have publicly accessible, physical retail stores – from the …

Julie Steinberg

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