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Pacific ADA Center (Region 9)

The purpose of the Pacific ADA Center is to build a partnership between the disability and business communities and to promote full and unrestricted participation in society for persons with disabilities through education and technical assistance.

Websites Are Not A Public Accommodation Under the ADA, Says California Court of Appeals

August 4, 2022

In a 35-page opinion, the California Court of Appeals closed the door on California lawsuits brought against online only businesses, agreeing with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit that websites are not “public accommodations” covered by Title III of the ADA unless the private business or nonprofit that maintains the website also has a physical location open to the public.  The California Appeals Court also held that creating and maintaining an inaccessible website cannot constitute intentional discrimination under the Unruh Act.

For more information, see the article, "Websites Are Not A Public Accommodation Under the ADA, Says California Court of Appeals".

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