Access Now lost its appeal to make the Southwest Airlines website accessible to users with visual impairments. The district court said that the website was not a "place of public accommodation" as defined by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Upshot: since it's not a physical place, so it didn't have to be accessible. Some innovative arguments were raised on appeal, but the 11th Circuit court said it would not consider these arguments since they had not been raised in the district court. Perhaps the next case will fare better.
What does it mean for libraries? Private libraries (including private university and school libraries) are subject to Title III, and under the facts of this case, their websites need not be accessible to users.
Public libraries (including public university and school libraries) are subject to Title II which has different criteria for accessibility under the ADA.
Access Now v Southwest, ELEVENTH CIRCUIT No. 02-16163 (Sept 24, 2004)