During the first half of this year, the number of website accessibility lawsuits in the United States has been rising. Retail continues to be the target of such litigation, according to an analysis of cases filed through June 2021.

According to an analysis from UsableNet Inc., the number of web accessibility lawsuits is on track to reach 4,195 in 2021. That would be up 19.8% from 3,503 in 2020. UsableNet’s full-year projection includes 2,092 such lawsuits filed during the first half of 2021. According to the report, retailers received 73.7% of digital accessibility lawsuits filed in the first half of 2021.

In 2020, UsableNet, a website accessibility vendor, found plaintiffs filed 3,503 digital accessibility lawsuits. That was an increase of 21.2% compared with 2,890 in 2019. Also, 77.6% of digital accessibility lawsuits filed in 2020 cited retailers.

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