ADA Rule Inactive Status: Impacts on Digital Accessibility – WeCo Digital Accessibility


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ADA Rule Inactive

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced that rule updates for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) have been placed on an “inactive” list.  These rules would have provided us with specific guidance regarding what website and software accessibility looks like under the ADA.  They were set to be released in late 2017 and early 2018 according to the Unified Regulatory Agenda. It’s difficult to know exactly what this “inactive” status means.  This impacts many businesses, nonprofits and governments who have web presence.  It is the first time a federal agency has ever taken such an action. “No one knows for sure what relegation to the inactive list means as this is the first time that federal agencies have prioritized their rulemaking agendas…The placement of the Title II and Title III website accessibility regulations on the inactive list represents a significant departure from past positions of the DOJ, which had these regulations expected in each of the coming fiscal years….” -Ogletree Deakins Law Firm.
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The North Carolina Assistive Technology Program (NCATP) leads North Carolina's efforts to carry out the federal Assistive Technology Act of 2004. We promote independence for people with disabilities through access to technology. Visit our website at http://ncatp.org
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