Recently, an increasingly long list of brands and celebrities have been filed with ADA lawsuits for violating ADA compliance as it relates to their websites. Any website that is not compatible with a screen reader or adjustable for other disabilities is at risk. In 2015, well-known companies like Home Depot, J.C. Penney, National Basketball Association and Sprint were named in website accessibility cases. Since then, the number of lawsuits against big brand names has grown.

Here are some of the most recent cases of big named brands and celebrities not complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty

A blind woman filed a lawsuit against Rihanna’s cosmetics company Fenty Beauty for not being fully accessible to screen-reading technology earlier this month. Claiming that Fenty Beauty offers blind people, “a second-class experience” she is suing for $15,000.


Earlier this year, a class action lawsuit claimed that Beyoncé’s official website was not in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The claim states that it denied visually impaired users equal access. The images on the website did not have alt-text that described what the images were, there were no accessible drop-down menus, navigation links and no way to navigate using a keyboard instead of a mouse.

Domino’s Pizza

Back in January, Domino’s Pizza was ordered by the courts to make its website and mobile app accessible to blind people using screen readers. A blind man sued Dominos in 2016, claiming that because he could not connect his screen-reading software to the website or app he could not order a customized pizza.

Pharrell Williams’ Clothing Lines

According to a lawsuit filed last year, Pharrell Williams’ clothing lines – Billionaire Boys Club and Ice Cream- are sold on websites that do not have the necessary code that allows them to be audible to the visually impaired.

Kylie Jenner’s Cosmetic Line

Kylie Cosmetics was hit by a suit for failing to adhere to the industry standards for legally blind customers. A blind woman who uses her screen reader to surf the internet couldn’t navigate the site to buy products. The website was not compatible with her screen-reading software.

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