Fronton Holdings Casino Miami Jai-Alai Americans with Disabilities Act Lawsuit

This class action alleges that the Casino Miami Jai-Alai, owned by Fronton Holdings, violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because its website is unreadable by visually-impaired persons. 

The class for this class action is all legally blind individuals who have tried to use the Casino Miami Jai-Alai website (http://www.casinomiamijaialai.com/) to obtain goods or services.

The ADA is a piece of civil rights legislation intended to prevent discrimination and guarantee that people with disabilities have the same opportunities as everyone else to participate in the mainstream of American life. Among other things, it sets out requirements to make public accommodations (stores, hotels, restaurants, public transportation, office buildings, and other places used by the general public) usable by people with disabilities. 

The plaintiff for this class action suffers from various conditions that render him legally blind. In order to use the Internet, the complaint says, he makes use of the popular JAWS screen reader software (SRS) that interfaces with websites.

The plaintiff sometimes visits the Casino Miami Jai-Alai, which is owned by Fronton Holdings. He also wants to visit its website to get information about upcoming events, promotions, and other offers related to the casino. According to the complaint, the casino is considered a place of public accommodation and is therefore subject to the ADA. By extension, the complaint alleges, its website must also comply with the ADA. 

However, the complaint says, the casino’s website does not interface properly with JAWS or any other commercially-available SRS, nor does it offer any function to permit access by the visually-impaired. The plaintiff therefore does not have full and equal access to the site.

The complaint alleges that the website is lacking in the following areas:

  • It does not contain any statement of its policy towards visually-impaired persons.
  • It does not contain an ADA button or link to reformat the website to one that is readable with SRS and/or to change the font size.
  • It has fillable forms which may only be submitted by entering a photographic verification code, which is not readable by SRS.
  • It contains graphics with promotional and other information that is not readable by SRS.
  • It contains text that is not readable by SRS.

The complaint therefore alleges that the owner of the casino is in violation of the ADA.

 

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Consumer

Most Recent Case Event

Fronton Holdings Casino Miami Jai-Alai ADA Complaint

October 7, 2015

This class action alleges that the Casino Miami Jai-Alai, owned by Fronton Holdings, violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because its website is unreadable by visually-impaired persons.

fronton_complaint.pdf

Case Event History

Fronton Holdings Casino Miami Jai-Alai ADA Complaint

October 7, 2015

This class action alleges that the Casino Miami Jai-Alai, owned by Fronton Holdings, violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because its website is unreadable by visually-impaired persons.

fronton_complaint.pdf
Tags: Disability Discrimination, Legally Blind