2 May 2022
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The Department of Justice recently released a set of guidelines reconfirming that the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to website accessibility. In order to avoid legal action, it is crucial for hotel owners to understand what they can do to ensure compliance with ADA regulations.
Stuart Tubis of JMBM’s ADA Compliance & Defense Group outlines the new guidance below.
DOJ Issues Guidance On Website Accessibility
Stuart Tubis, JMBM’s ADA Compliance & Defense Group
Recently on March 18, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a “Web Accessibility Guidance” statement for state and local governments and public accommodations (including businesses) under Titles II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
A copy of the Guidance document can be found here.
In the Guidance, the DOJ clarifies once again that the ADA applies to websites: “the Department’s longstanding interpretation of the general nondiscrimination and effective communication provisions applies to web accessibility.”
The Guidance also provides some examples of website accessibility barriers, including poor color contrast, lack of text alternatives for images, lack of labels for forms, and mouse-only navigation design. CONTINUE READING →