News 12 Westchester: Business leaders cite bridge cost in call for scaffold law reform

News 12 Westchester reports that on Friday, business leaders gathered in the shadow of the new Tappan Zee/Mario Cuomo bridge to call on elected officials to fix the only-in-New York Scaffold Law. “The scaffold law, which holds construction companies 100 percent liable for injuries such as falls, added between $200 million and $400 million to […]

Newsday: Making business websites accessible for the disabled

Small business columnist Jamie Herzlich writes at Newsday that “hundreds of companies, including at least three on Long Island, are facing lawsuits claiming their websites are not accessible to the disabled…The lawsuits are based on an interpretation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires that public accommodations be accessible to disabled people. While the […]

Daily News: Brooklyn lawyer files avalanche of lawsuits over website accessibility for the blind

LRANY executive director Tom Stebbins was quoted in a New York Daily News story on Sunday about a Brooklyn-based law firm that has filed hundred of lawsuits against companies for websites that the suits allege are not accessible for the blind: A Brooklyn lawyer has filed hundreds of lawsuits this year over websites that fail […]