Salsiccia v. Sharks Sports & Entertainment LLC
In March 2019, DRA filed a class action suit against Sharks Sports & Entertainment LLC (the San Jose Sharks), the City of San Jose, and the San Jose Arena Authority for their failure to make the San Jose Sharks + SAP Center mobile application accessible to those with vision disabilities.
In September 2021, the parties reach an agreement providing that the Sharks will ensure that the mobile application, including fan engagement services and functions provided thereon, will substantially comply with WCAG 2.0, level AA by December 31, 2021. In addition, the Sharks have adopted an Accessibility Policy that addresses accessibility of the mobile application, and
The Sharks + SAP Center mobile application is a key digital piece of fans’ interaction with the Silicon Valley NHL team and the stadium. As sports teams and arenas increasingly rely on mobile apps to allow fans to sell and transfer tickets, present tickets for entrance, order food, navigate stadiums, participate in sweepstakes and much more, they must make these services available to all fans.