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Domino's Pizza asks Supreme Court not to uphold lower court ruling saying companies' website have to be accessible to blind users

Author: Tucker Higgins, CNBC (USA), Published on: 9 August 2019

"A blind man couldn’t order pizza from Domino’s. The company wants the Supreme Court to say websites don’t have to be accessible", 25 Jul 2019

Guillermo Robles, who is blind, has tried to order a custom pizza from Domino’s at least twice in recent years, using the company’s website and mobile app.

He says despite using screen reading software, he wasn’t able to order the food, because the website is not accessible to blind people.

So three years ago, Robles filed a lawsuit against the company. He alleged that the Americans with Disabilities Act, the 1990 law that requires businesses to make accommodations for those with disabilities, applied to the websites and apps of businesses with physical locations. A federal appeals court agreed. Now, the Supreme Court may weigh in...

In its petition with the top court, Domino’s wrote that leaving in place the lower court ruling for Robles would “turn that flood of litigation into a tsunami.”...

Business groups are lining up behind Domino’s. So far, the Chamber of Commerce, the Restaurant Law Center and the National Retail Federation have submitted friend-of-the-court briefs in support of the pizza company...

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Related companies: Domino's Pizza