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LEXOLOGY: DOJ Says Failure to Comply With Web Accessibility Guidelines is Not Necessarily a Violation of the ADA

2018-10-14
By: SD Network
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In June, legislators asked the Department of Justice to “state publicly that private legal action under the ADA with respect to websites is unfair and violates basic due process principles in the absence of clear statutory authority and issuance by the department of a final rule establishing website accessibility standards.” The letter urged the Department of Justice (DOJ) to “provide guidance and clarity with regard to website accessibility under the … ADA.”  While the Department didn't do exactly what members asked, it did provide some helpful guidance and urged Congress to work on legislation that addresses web accessibility.

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