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Justice Department Published and Seeks Comment on Proposed ADA Title II Web and Mobile App Accessibility Rule

August 4, 2023
Source: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division

The Proposed ADA Title II Web and Mobile Accessibility Rule from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been published in the Federal Register with the aim to improve web and mobile applications (apps) access for people with disabilities and clarify how public entities – primarily state and local governments – can meet their existing ADA obligations as many of their activities shift online.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) explains how DOJ proposes to update the regulations for Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to add more specific requirements about web and mobile application (app) accessibility. This NPRM proposes a specific technical standard that state and local governments would have to follow to meet their existing obligations under Title II of the ADA for web and mobile app accessibility.

The NPRM also asks the public for comments. The Comment Period Ends: October 3, 2023.

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