The Department of Justice intends to publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to amend its Title II ADA regulation for technical standards. This update would give clearer guidance to enable public entities with making their websites truly accessible to individuals with disabilities.
Just as steps exclude people who use wheelchairs from a building, inaccessible websites can exclude people with a range of disabilities from accessing critical State and local government services.
Potential New Guidelines
The Department is proposing technical requirements that will provide concrete standards for public entities on how to provide access to all of their services, programs, and activities that are provided via the web.
Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability. The Department anticipates that this rule will be “economically significant,” and will increase equal access by providing citizens with disabilities the opportunity to participate in, and benefit from, State and local government services, programs, and activities. It will also ensure that individuals with disabilities have access to important services and information that are provided over the web, such as benefit applications and emergency information.
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Read more about the proposed rule on the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs website
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