Proposed Online Accessibility Law Could Curb ADA Litigation

By Anastasia Protopapadakis (November 2, 2020, 11:48 AM EST) -- A bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives last month aims to set the standards for website and mobile application compliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Online Accessibility Act, or OAA, seeks to specifically include consumer-facing websites and mobile applications operated by private companies to the definition of "public accommodations" under the ADA, essentially codifying what courts around the nation and parties in private settlement are already enforcing.

Key Provisions of the OAA

Some of the key provisions of the OAA are that it would set compliance standards for websites and mobile applications. Specifically, under the OAA, a...

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