ADA Litigation - County Website Accessibility

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, published by World Wide Web Consortium, 6/5/18

Sniffen & Spellman Article on Website Accessibility Guidelines, 8/6/18

State California Website Accessibility Toolkit 

Sierra v. City of Hallendale Beach, Florida, 11th Circuit Court Case No. 18-10740, Opinion Decided September 27, 2018

Department of Justice Correspondence to U.S. Rep Budd, September 2018

Hernando County PIO Correspondence to Joel Price, October 30, 2018

 

Juan Carlos Gil v. St. Lucie County

U.S. District Court (Southern District, Fort Pierce Division) Case No. 18-cv-14097-RLR

PLEADINGS

 

Joel Price v. Brevard County

U. S. District Court (Middle District, Orlando Division) Case No. 6:18-cv-428-ORL-22-DCI

PLEADINGS

 

Juan Carlos Gil v. Brevard County

U.S. District Court (Middle District, Orlando Division) Case No. 6:18-cv-642-ORL-28-DCI

PLEADINGS

 

Juan Carlos Gil v. Broward County

U.S. District Court (Southern District, Ft. Lauderdale Division) Case No. 1:18-cv-20497

PLEADINGS

 

Juan Carlos Gil v. Indian River County

U.S. District Court (Southern District, Fort Pierce Division) Case No. 18-cv-14279

PLEADINGS

 

Sierra v. Charlotte County

U.S. District Court (Middle District) Case No. 2:18-cv-519-HM

PLEADINGS

 

Joel Price v. Manatee County

U.S. District Court (Middle District) Case No. 8:18-cv-00752-VMS-JSS

PLEADINGS

 

Beckman v. Escambia County

U.S. District Court (Northern District) Case No. 3:18-cv-2189

PLEADINGS

 

National Association of the Deaf and Eddie I. Sierra v. State of Florida, et al 

U.S. District Court (Southern District, Miami Division) Case No: 1:18-cv-21232-UU

 

The federal suit filed by National Association of the Deaf and Eddie Sierra against the Florida Legislature and Florida State University, as the owner of WFSU, alleges failure to provide closed captioning services on the Florida Channel violating Title II of the American with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.  The Florida Channel airs live meetings and offers archived meetings of the Florida Legislature both on television and online without captioning.  The complaint, filed April 3, 2018, alleges that unless the State is required to eliminate the communication barriers and change their policies to avoid the communication barriers in the future, Plaintiffs will continue to be denied meaningful access to the live and archived recordings of the Florida Legislature.  Plaintiff Sierra had filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission challenging the lack of closed captioning for live and archived recordings of legislative proceedings, which was dismissed because the legislative proceedings are not shown on television and, as online content only, are exempt from FCC regulations.

 

Article in Florida Politics

Complaint