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Case Name Major League Baseball Web Accessibility DR-NY-0005
Docket / Court N/A ( No Court )
State/Territory New York
Case Type(s) Disability Rights-Pub. Accom.
Attorney Organization Law Office of Lainey Feingold
Case Summary
In 2011, the American Council for the Blind and their Massachusetts and California affiliates entered into negotiations with Major League Baseball (MLB), the association that runs North American professional baseball. Specifically, the parties sought to expand and continue efforts to provide ... read more >
In 2011, the American Council for the Blind and their Massachusetts and California affiliates entered into negotiations with Major League Baseball (MLB), the association that runs North American professional baseball. Specifically, the parties sought to expand and continue efforts to provide accessibility technology for fans with visual impairments.

The MLB and their media arm MLB Advanced Media, agreed to adopt the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 AA in 2012. This agreement will expand on previous agreements by the MLB to expand web access to people with visual impairments. The MLB will do this by applying new systems and standards to existing web-based content. These systems will support technology such as screenreaders and interface interaction software that supports different user input devices, allowing the visually impaired to enjoy the resources of the Internet.

Abe Hiatt - 03/05/2013


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Issues and Causes of Action
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Issues
Content of Injunction
Reasonable Accommodation
Disability
Visual impairment
Discrimination-area
Accommodation / Leave
Discrimination-basis
Disability (inc. reasonable accommodations)
General
Website
Plaintiff Type
Private Plaintiff
Type of Facility
Non-government non-profit
Causes of Action Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. ยงยง 12111 et seq.
Defendant(s) MLB Advanced Media, L.P.
Plaintiff Description Plaintiff consisted of one national organization representing the interests of the visually impaired, the American Council of the Blind, as well as local affiliates in Massachusetts, Bay State Council of the Blind, and California, California Council of the Blind.
Indexed Lawyer Organizations Law Office of Lainey Feingold
Class action status sought No
Class action status granted No
Prevailing Party Plaintiff
Public Int. Lawyer No
Nature of Relief Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement
Source of Relief Settlement
Form of Settlement Private Settlement Agreement
Order Duration 2011 - 2012
Case Closing Year 2011
Case Ongoing No
Docket(s)
No docket sheet currently in the collection
General Documents
MLB Accessible Website Agreement 02/01/2010
DR-NY-0005-0001.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Lainey Feingold website
First Addendum to MLB Settlement Agreement 02/01/2012
DR-NY-0005-0002.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Lainey Feingold website
Press Release 06/05/2012
DR-NY-0005-0003.pdf | Detail
Document Source: Lainey Feingold website
Judges None on record
Monitors/Masters None on record
Plaintiff's Lawyers Dardarian, Linda M. (California)
DR-NY-0005-0001 | DR-NY-0005-0002
Feingold, Lainey [Elaine] (California)
DR-NY-0005-0001 | DR-NY-0005-0002
Defendant's Lawyers None on record
Other Lawyers None on record

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