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Digital Accessibility for the Event Professional: Current Trends, Risks & Opportunities

Date: Aug 21, 2019

Session Description

Digital accessibility is THE hot topic across nearly every sector and industry – retail, hospitality, real estate, finance, and especially entertainment. But what does this mean? And what must you do to ensure that your customers enjoy equal access to the goods and services you offer on your websites, mobile applications, and through other technologies?

Join one of Florida’s leading ADA defense lawyers, along with one of its top website compliance experts, for a look at trends in the digital accessibility space. Together, Anastasia Protopapadakis, Esq. of Gray Robinson, P.A. and Jeremy Horelick of ADA Site Compliance will discuss current trends in this fast-growing field. They’ll provide a 101 that includes market trends, risks and opportunities for business owners, and best practices for avoiding litigation. Their talk will also address common questions around creating and maintaining accessible digital platforms, the types of barriers disabled users face, and key lessons from recent legal rulings. Learn the tools you need to make your event digitally inclusive for all. There will be time a the end of the session for your questions and answer.

Anastasia Protopapadakis Anastasia Protopapadakis

Anastasia Protopapadakis

Sahreholder, Gray Robinson

Anastasia is a shareholder in GrayRobinson's Miami and Fort Lauderdale law firm offices and currently practices in the areas of commercial litigation, funeral and cemetery law, civil rights law, local government/municipal defense, employment law, ADA/Title III defense, banking litigation and general tort litigation/personal injury defense. Anastasia has state and federal court experience in both the trial and appellate court levels. She is admitted to practice before the U.S. Appellate Court for the 11th Circuit; U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida; and all Florida trial and appellate courts. She is also admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.

For the first five years of her career, Anastasia’s practice concentrated solely on municipal defense, defending cities and other municipalities in litigation matters in state, federal and appellate courts. She has defended numerous employment litigation matters, assault and battery cases, defamation cases, section 1981 and 1983 cases, trip/slip and fall cases, eminent domain and inverse condemnation cases and other general tort matters for municipalities. Anastasia has since expanded her practice to the private sector where she defends these same litigation matters for corporate clients. Anastasia also assists many corporate clients through the garnishment process, both in answering writs of garnishment and collecting on judgments through the writ of garnishment process.

Regarding her employment litigation experience, Anastasia has defended cases with allegations of race, age, gender, sex, pregnancy, religious and disability discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation claims brought under Title VII and/or the Florida Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and federal and state "whistleblower" statutes. She has also defended wage and hour claims brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including collective actions and retaliation.

Regarding her experience in defending ADA cases, she has defended corporate and public entities from both Title II and Title III claims. These cases include claims regarding barriers to physical access to physical locations by disabled individuals as well as claims regarding the accessibility of websites and mobile applications to visually impaired and hearing impaired individuals. Anastasia has written several articles regarding website accessibility and has been quoted on the subject by the Wall Street Journal.

Jeremy Horelick Jeremy Horelick

Jeremy Horelick

VP, Business Development, ADA Site Compliance

Jeremy Horelick is Vice President of Business Development for ADA Site Compliance, a leading provider of web accessibility solutions for businesses. Jeremy works with clients across virtually every industry to help them make their websites, mobile apps, PDFs, and other digital assets compliant for those with disabilities. Jeremy specializes in finding practical and cost-effective strategies for companies of all sizes to stay ahead of the changing landscape of digital accessibility. Prior to helping launch ADA Site Compliance, Jeremy was a private wealth advisor for a Wall Street investment firm.
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