For those in real estate, the Fair Housing Act and its laws are nothing new. Many class action lawsuits are being brought against real estate brokers, lenders, and building companies for violating these laws because their websites are inaccessible to disabled individuals.
Courtrooms are finding that if someone can’t access information on a home or development online because of web accessibility issues, then they do not have access to fair housing. Many real estate agents and developers will at one stage receive a demand letter from a plaintiff’s attorney who feels this way. While it might be hard to envisage how to solve this issue, you do need to act upon it. If you receive a demand letter, it might be to claim that your organization is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). That’s a serious allegation.