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Settlement Offers Framework for Future Digital-Accessibility Agreements

A lawsuit brought by the Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired claimed that the human-resources software company Automatic Data Processing Inc. had failed to make its products accessible for people who are blind or have low vision.

A recent article discusses how a settlement between these two parties, and the negotiations they undertook to get there, could do more for digital accessibility than many previous cases. “The sides used so-called structured negotiations—a strategy in which parties agree to cooperate with one another, usually without a lawsuit on file—that resulted in a settlement without further litigation in court. They also made public the details of their agreement, including a commitment by ADP not to rely entirely on automation to make its products accessible.”

For more information, see the article “ADP Settlement Offers Framework for Future Digital-Accessibility Agreements”.