Health Law Webinar: Health Industry Website Accessibility

Health Industry Website Accessibility: 2019 Lawsuit Trends and Practical Steps to Reduce Risk and Promote Compliance for Websites, Apps, Portals and Connected Devices

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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Hosted By: Fredrikson & Byron’s Health Law Group

Presenter: Steven E. Helland

Cost: Free

Webinar Overview

Lawsuits against developers, owners and operators of websites, apps, portals and devices for alleged discriminatory and “inaccessible” technology continue to evolve and explode in jurisdictions across the country in 2019. The health industry has been particularly hard-hit, and the National Federation of the Blind’s lawsuit against Epic and a related hospital was the highest-profile case towards the end of 2018. In this webinar, we:

  • Described what “accessibility” means on legal, technical and human levels
  • Summarized how courts are applying the ADA and other anti-discrimination laws to websites, apps, HR portals, “virtual” spaces and connected devices/Internet of Things
  • Described practical measures to improve accessibility and reduce risk
  • Provided clauses and tips for vendor/developer contracts


Live webinar participants will receive an email upon program approval for Minnesota and Iowa Continuing Legal Education (CLE) and Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA) credits through the Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® (typically three or four weeks following the webinar). Please contact Greta Larson at if you are an attorney licensed in another state and would like information about obtaining CLE accreditation.