Lawsuit Filed Against WWEShop For Not Adhering To Disability Laws

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Lawsuit Filed Against WWEShop For Not Adhering To Disability Laws

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WWE is facing some legal trouble due to its eCommerce website not adhering to disability laws.

Josue Romero, a legally blind man, filed a lawsuit on October 6th, 2020, against WWE with the United States District Court Southern District Of New York on the ground that he feels WWE is denying equal access to its WWEShop website, and add such a not adhering to the American Disability Act.

The lawsuit notes (via Heel By Nature) several barriers on WWE’s eCommerce website includes at least the following additional barriers blocking his full and equal use:

a. Site function like country drop-down selector is not fully properly labeled to integrate with the screen reader. The link is described as “link U.S.” This flaw bars the user form choosing the shipping destination and the currency to use in purchasing.

b. A pop-up, stating “…Save $5 on your next order…” by submitting your email address to the website. This pop-up becomes more prevalent and presents itself center-stage for the website as it opens in full screen, however, all the information contained in the pop-up is lost due to the inaccessibility of the information.

c. Site function like some product category links located in the header are inaccessible by navigating with the keyboard. When selecting a category, the link is labeled as “item as no primary action”. This flaw creates issues for the interpretation performed by the screen reader and therefore bars the user from understanding the information the website is to report back to the user.

d. Products have text that describe the item, details of the item and price. Product pricing is not labeled to integrate with screen reader and therefore, overlooks important information that a customer would require to complete a purchase.

WrestleZone will continue to monitor the story and report any and all updates.