Federal Web Accessibility Focus Has Private Sector on Notice
Federal agencies, as well as the private sector, are facing pressure due to a growing focus on web accessibility by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The DOJ recently made its own ADA.gov website more user-friendly. This update is the latest move from the federal government showing it plans to increase focus on compliance with federal accessibility laws in the digital world. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the large increase in telework revealed some problems in website and internet accessibility for workers with disabilities.
In March of 2022, the DOJ put out guidance on accessibility, saying that Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to websites and “places of public accommodation,” which include websites. The Department also included in its Unified Agenda for Spring 2022 that it plans to issue a rulemaking on web accessibility as it relates to Title II of the ADA, which covers state and local governments’ digital activities.
For more information see the article, "Federal Web Accessibility Focus Has Private Sector on Notice (1)".