This report contains comprehensive information about website accessibility lawsuits filed in the United States in 2021. Our meticulous process produces conservative metrics. We only include cases and calculate case totals that are verifiable website accessibility cases, all of which we publish and make openly available.
What you take away from this data may depend on how it impacts you or your business. For some, the high levels of verifiable litigation and suspected widespread prevalence of legal demands might serve as a reminder of the real legal impact of inaccessibility. It may also prompt exploration and action related to the vast benefits that an accessible digital world affords, for organizations and users alike. Access to websites and digital platforms is essential for employment, education, and independent living. For businesses, accessibility also helps reduce legal risk, as demonstrated in part by the data shown in this report.
Others may interpret the same data to form opinions on the plaintiffs, defendants, or other actors. What seems undeniable, however, is that there is considerable energy driving legal action against web experiences that don't provide equal access to individuals with disabilities.
It all starts with access to information. We believe everyone should be able to learn about and review the details of the accessibility legal landscape.