The Department of Justice (DOJ) is evaluating whether promulgating specific web accessibility standards through regulations is necessary and appropriate, according to a letter sent this week. The letter was sent in response to a letter signed by 61 members of Congress requesting guidance on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to websites.
Credit unions are facing legal action due to uncertainty in this area, and worked with Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) and Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) to get the letter signed by the legislators. CUNA has made finding a solution a top advocacy priority.
In the letter, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd said the DOJ looks forward to working with stakeholders, including those with disabilities and businesses, to safeguard accessibility and ensure ADA compliance is “feasible and sustainable.”