Guillermo Robles has attempted to order pizza from Domino's at least twice over the past few years but has been unable to do so because their site and their app are not accessible for the blind, CNBC reports. After his failed attempts, Robles filed a lawsuit against the pizza chain in 2016 alleging the Americans with Disabilities Act (which requires companies to make accommodations available for those with disabilities) also applies to companies' websites.
According to Eater, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in Robles's favor back in January. In response to the Ninth Circuit ruling, Domino's filed a petition with the Supreme Court asking them to hear the case...so now they may very well hear it.
After quoting the ADA, Domino's petition went on to pose the question: "[Does] Title III of the ADA requires a website or mobile phone application that offers goods or services to the public to satisfy discrete accessibility requirements with respect to individuals with disabilities?"
NBC says that if the Supreme Court does in fact hear the case, it might "prove to be a landmark battle over the rights of disabled people on the internet," as the ADA was passed in 1990, and, therefore, long before anyone understood how the internet and apps would truly impact people's lives.
All that said, this isn't the first time major sites have been targeted for not being inaccessible. Many outlets point to Beyonce.com (among many others) as the subject of lawsuits for being entirely unusable to certain users.
You can read Domino's petition in full here.
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