DOJ issues guidance on ADA web accessibility
The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued guidance last week on web accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition to plain-language information designed for those without a legal or technical background, the guidance reviews the department’s ongoing work to advance website accessibility.
CUNA engaged with the DOJ and Congress to find a solution to the confusion about whether the ADA applies to websites and is currently reviewing the DOJ’s guidance.
The guidance discusses a range of topics, including the importance of web accessibility, barriers that inaccessible websites create for some people with disabilities, when the ADA requires web content to be accessible, tips on making web content accessible and other information and resources.