11th Circuit’s ADA Reversal Curbed Florida Litigation in 2021, however Digital Accessibility Fits Are ‘Right here to Keep’

A digital wheelchair icon in the foreground with multiple 1s and 0s in the background to represent computer access. Credit: Carlos Castilla Jimenez/Adobe Stock.

It’s been a busy 12 months for Americans With Disabilities litigators across the country, who filed about 15% more digital accessibility lawsuits than they did in 2020—equating to more than 10 lawsuits per day.

And yet, Florida hosted substantially less litigation after the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit overturned a landmark ruling in Gil v. Winn-Dixie. In it, the appellate panel found that websites generally aren’t covered by the ADA, Title III of which governs accessibility of public spaces and prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.


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