Wednesday – April 21, 2021
1:00 PM (Eastern)] | 12:00 Noon [Central]
ADA Live! is a free online program of the Southeast ADA Center, a project of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. “ADA Live!” focuses on the rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). New episodes are available the first Wednesday of each month on SoundCloud ADA Live!
FREE and no registration is required.
Moderator: Peter Blanck, University Professor & Chairman Burton Blatt Institute
- Mark Riccobono, President, National Federation of the Blind (NFB)
- Howard Rosenblum CEO National Association for the Deaf (NAD)
- Bruce Sexton, JD, plaintiff in National Federation of the Blind v. Target
On April 7, 2021, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Gil v. Winn-Dixie that websites operated by businesses are not “places of public accommodation” under Title III of the ADA. Gil’s inability to access the Winn-Dixie website, due to his blindness, therefore, was not in violation of the ADA. In the court’s opinion, the company’s website, without a point of sale, did not present an “intangible barrier” to Gil’s shopping for goods and services at Winn-Dixie’s physical stores.
Please join us for this special edition of ADA Live! when Mark Riccobono, President, National Federation of the Blind, Howard Rosenblum, CEO of National Association of the Deaf, Bruce Sexton, JD, plaintiff in National Federation of the Blind v. Target, and Peter Blanck, Chairman of the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University discuss the impact of this decision.
To learn more about Gil v. Winn-Dixie:
Southeast ADA Center Court Decision Brief: Gil v. Winn-Dixie
Peter Blanck, e-Quality: The Struggle for Web Accessibility by People with Cognitive Disabilities (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
Ways to Listen:
- SoundCloud ADA Live!
- Available on April 21 at 1:00 pm [Eastern]
No registration is required. You can submit your questions, explore resources and the complete program schedule and connect to archived shows on www.adalive.org or download podcasts from soundcloud.com/adalive.
The Burton Blatt Institute (“BBI”) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. Through program development, research, and public policy guidance, BBI advances the full inclusion of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, a pioneering disability rights scholar. BBI has offices in Syracuse, NY; Washington, DC; Atlanta, GA; New York City, NY; and Lexington, KY. bbi.syr.edu
About the Southeast ADA Center
The Southeast ADA Center is a leader in providing information, training, and guidance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and disability access tailored to the needs of business, government, and individuals at local, state, and regional levels. It also conducts research to reduce and eliminate barriers to employment and economic self-sufficiency and to increase the civic and social participation of Americans with disabilities. Located in Atlanta, GA, it is a project of the Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) of Syracuse University and one of 10 regional centers in the ADA National Network, funded since 1991 by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research. adasoutheast.org