The Daily Journal quoted Stephanie Sheridan in a September 5 article titled "Court of Appeal Rules Website Must Be Equally Accessible to the Blind." The article discusses how a California appellate court joined a number of courts across the country that have found the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to the websites of brick-and-mortar businesses. On September 3, the Second District Court of Appeal affirmed a lower court judgment finding that the owner of the Los Angeles restaurant The Whisper Lounge had violated the ADA—and, therefore, the state’s anti-discrimination law—by failing to render its website accessible to blind customers.
Sheridan tells the Daily Journal that she has seen complaints where the business being sued doesn't even sell the product the plaintiff cites. Private organizations like the Web Content Accessibility Guides have tried to solve the problem by issuing guidelines for compliance. Sheridan calls them "suggestions of what a quality website might look like."
The full article can be read at the Daily Journal (subscription required).