Blind man sues Prospect Heights business, claims it violates Americans with Disabilities Act

According to Robert Thorpe, partner of Barclay Damon, the plaintiff sued at least 20 other businesses for similar complaints.

Katelynn Ulrich

Jun 27, 2024, 11:11 AM

Updated 24 days ago

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A Prospect Heights business is being sued because a blind man claims he couldn't use their website.
He claims it violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, but a defense attorney found the plaintiff filed several similar lawsuits.
BCake NY was sued earlier this year by a plaintiff arguing he was blind and couldn't order cookies from their website. The CEO says the business is ADA compliant and runs regular audits on its website.
According to Robert Thorpe, partner of Barclay Damon, the plaintiff sued at least 20 other businesses for similar complaints.
"There are technical standards under the ADA for places of public accommodation. Wheelchair ramps, a number of handicapped parking spaces, your doorway has to be a certain width wide. That's all contemplated under the ADA and has been elaborated on, but in the context of private businesses, the department hasn't developed a standard," said Thorpe.
News 12 reached out to the firm representing the plaintiff and did not hear back.


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