MIAMI – A Broward County man alleges Olive Garden's website is not accessible to the visually impaired.
Dennis Haynes filed a complaint on April 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Olive Garden Holdings LLC alleging violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he visited the defendant's website but was unable to enjoy full and equal access to it because portions of the site are not readable by screen-reading software.
The plaintiff holds Olive Garden Holdings LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly violated the ADA by depriving the plaintiff of the opportunity to participate in or benefit from its goods and services.
The plaintiff seeks judgment against defendant, order to alter website, update and maintain its website to ensure accessibility, attorney’s fees, costs, litigation expenses, and other remedies the court deems just. He is represented by Jeannette E. Albo of Thomas B. Bacon PA in Miami 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-60643