MIAMI – A visually impaired Broward County man alleges he is unable to fully access a grocer's website.
Dennis Haynes filed a complaint on April 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Presidente Supermarket No. 33 Inc. and Rodmar Grocers Inc. citing the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he attempted to access the defendants' www.presidentesupermarkets.com website but was unable to because portions of it are not readable by the screen-reader software he uses. The plaintiff holds Presidente Supermarket No. 33 Inc. and Rodmar Grocers Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to afford plaintiff goods and facilities in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of the individual, and failed to make reasonable modifications in policies, practices, or procedures.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendants, and order for alteration of the website, award of attorney’s fees, costs, litigation expenses, and further relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Philip Michael Cullen III of Thomas B. Bacon PA in Fort Lauderdale and Thomas B. Bacon of Thomas B. Bacon PA in Mount Dora.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:17-cv-60648