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By: John M. O’Driscoll

The Department of Justice (DOJ) published guidance on web accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). It explains how state and local governments (entities covered by ADA Title II) and businesses open to the public (entities covered by ADA Title III) can make sure their websites are accessible to people with disabilities in line with the ADA’s requirements. https://beta.ada.gov/web-guidance/

The DOJ guidance discusses a wide variety of areas, such as the importance of web accessibility, barriers that some websites create, when the ADA requires web content to be accessible and other resources. The guidance also reviews the DOJ’s enforcement matters. For example, the department recently entered into numerous settlements with businesses, such as The Kroger Co.Meijer, Inc. and Rite Aid Corporation to ensure that websites for scheduling vaccine appointments are accessible. 

For more information about this article, contact Tressler attorney John O’Driscoll at jodriscoll@tresslerllp.com.