Health Law Webinar: Nondiscrimination Update: Website Accessibility, Recent ADA Litigation and Section 1557 of the ACA

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

12:00 – 1:00 P.M. CDT & 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. EST

Steve Helland & Marguerite Ahmann, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A.

Cost: Free

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Webinar Overview

The trend of website accessibility litigation and demands that impacted retail, financial and other industries in 2015 and 2016 continues, and heath sector entities including hospitals, clinics, insurance providers, optical stores and drug stores, are the newest targets.

As reported by the Wall Street Journal and scores of trade publications, hundreds of federal lawsuits have been filed by a handful of prolific plaintiff-firms on behalf of visually-impaired or other disabled clients, alleging that websites that have not been designed or modified to interact well with screen-reader or other assistive technology are “inaccessible” to disabled users and therefore violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

In addition to the ADA, this webinar will cover new requirements imposed by Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act and its implementing regulations, which apply a wide variety of affirmative obligations directly on health care entities, including requirements related to website accessibility.

This webinar will provide practical insight into:

  • What the law actually requires.
  • Litigation trends.
  • What to do if you are sued or receive a demand letter.
  • Pro-active measures to reduce risk.


We have applied for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit for this program in Iowa and Minnesota. Please contact Greta Larson at if you are an attorney licensed in another state and would like information about obtaining CLE accreditation. We have also applied for Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) credits. Webinar participants will be notified of accreditation upon program approval of CLE and HCCA credits (typically three or four weeks following the webinar).