Lawsuit filed with US Supreme Court to overturn web accessibility decision

Domino’s Pizza has petitioned the US Supreme court to overrule a federal appeals court ruling which decided that ‘accessibility standards apply to online services just as they apply to businesses covered by the ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act]’ in what is called ‘a model example of the fight between businesses and people with disabilities over the enforcement of accessible online services, even in the absence of set federal guidelines’. A main point of contention is that the US government has failed to establish set regulations regarding online accessibility measures, although the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines by the Web Accessibility Initiative of the World Wide Web Consortium have been widely accepted since1999. The decision has wide implications for web accessibility due to the thousands of pending cases in lower courts, and the topic of online accessibility for a service that is widely known for its online delivery options.