Agreements Announcements Litigation

Innovative fraud whistleblower suit in website case produces multimillion-dollar damages settlement and remediation plan

We are pleased announce a precedential settlement of one of our impact cases involving the California Department of Parks and Recreation’s camping reservations website.

Press Releases

Blind Leader Wins $2 Million Settlement Over Inaccessible California Parks Website

The $2 million settlement over an inaccessible California parks website ranks as one of the largest resolutions of web access litigation in the U.S.

External Litigation

William Goren discusses the appellate decision in Orozco v. Garland

In “Is There a Private Cause of Action for Violations of § 508 of the Rehabilitation Act?,” William Goren discusses a D.C. Circuit appellate decision in a TRE Legal Practice case that went in our client’s favor. The decision established that, under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, 29 U.S.C. § 794d, “an employee of the federal government who runs into an issue with the technology being utilized by the federal government being inaccessible to them” can sue.

Announcements Litigation

Ensuring the Accessibility of California’s Online Examinations

TRE Legal Practice (TRE) and Disability Rights Advocates (DRA) filed a disability rights lawsuit in California State Court against the California Department of Insurance (CDI) for its failure to ensure the accessibility of its licensing exam for insurance agents to blind applicants. The lawsuit also includes claims against PSI Services, the private entity that CDI […]

Agreements Announcements

Innovation & Accessibility at West Valley College

To address this, TRE Legal Practice worked on behalf of two blind college students to reach a settlement agreement with West Valley College, using an alternative to lawsuits called structured negotiations.

Announcements Presentations

CSUN 2020 Update: Digital Accessibility Legal Update Canceled

In light of the evolving nature and uncertainty about the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Tim Elder, Principal Attorney at TRE Legal Practice, will not be attending the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in Anaheim this year. Unfortunately, that means the “2020 Digital Accessibility Legal Update” he would have been presenting along with Lainey Feingold will also be […]

Announcements Litigation Press Releases

Fraud Whistleblower Seeks Redress for Inaccessible Public Website that Cost California $66 Million

OAKLAND, May 20, 2019 (updated July 26, 2019) — TRE Legal Practice alleges that Conduent, Inc. defrauded taxpayers when the company built a $66 million state park reservation website that hundreds of thousands of Californians with disabilities cannot use. The suit seeks damages on behalf of the People of the State of California and injunctive […]


Appellate Victory in National Federation of the Blind v. The Container Store

Modern touchscreen systems, like other modern computers, phones, and tablets, are readily adaptable for use by blind people through mechanisms such as tactile keyboards that a user can feel nonvisually and audio ports for plugging in headphones so the system can “speak” privately to users. (Both of these are in widespread use at bank ATMs, […]


E la Carte and Applebee’s to Make In-Restaurant Table-Top Tablets Accessible to Blind Guests

TRE Legal Practice is pleased to have played a role in facilitating the efforts of E la Carte, Inc., creators of the PrestoPrime™ EMV System™ for full-service restaurants,  Applebee’s® Neighborhood Grill + Bar, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), and the LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired of San Francisco to produce a […]


eatsa Agrees to Make its Innovative Restaurants Accessible to Blind Customers

eatsa, an innovative fast-casual restaurant featuring innovative automat-style self-serve kiosks with locations in California, New York, and D.C., agreed to make its mobile apps, kiosks, and food-pickup cubbies accessible to blind customers. eatsa uses the latest technology to allow customers to order food either on in-store iPads or via a mobile phone, with no cashier […]