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ABA Issues Staff Analysis on ADA Website Accessibility Standards

ABA published a staff analysis describing banks' legal obligations to maintain websites that are accessible under the Americans with Disabilities Act. After the Supreme Court recently declined to review a federal appellate court decision on the application of the ADA to business' websites, courts remain split on whether and how the ADA applies to websites. In the face of this uncertainty, plaintiffs' attorneys have sent thousands of demand letters to banks and other businesses and filed thousands of lawsuits demanding that businesses comply with the most widely accepted accessibility standard—Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WACG) 2.0 AA. For more information, contact ABA's Teshale Smith.