Supreme Court Denies Domino’s Pizza’s Petition, a Win for the Americans with Disabilities Act

Takeaway: Online media and apps must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.>\

In 2016, a blind man filed suit against Domino’s Pizza’s for violating Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) — which states that restaurants must be accessible to people with disabilities — because he was unable to order a pizza from their website or delivery app even with screen reader software. Domino’s argued that the ADA, passed in 1990, was not enacted with online media in mind and is unclear as to how applicable it is to a corporation’s online presence. In 2018, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Domino’s and other retailers must make its online services accessible and conform to the ADA. Domino’s filed a petition with the Supreme Court to challenge the decision. However, the Supreme Court denied the petition to take on the case, leaving the 2018 ruling in place to apply to all online restaurants and retailers. Check with, a useful tool aiding content creators in ensuring ADA accessible websites, to make sure your online presence is ADA accessible.