Applying ADA To Public Accommodation Websites

Law360, New York (August 11, 2010, 5:32 PM EDT) -- Twenty years to the day since President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, the U.S. Department of Justice released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) announcing that it was considering issuing regulations extending the ADA to the websites of public accommodations and listing 19 questions for public comment to assist in gathering information on possible Web accessibility standards.

While the DOJ has long taken the position that the ADA applies to such websites, this would be the first time that...
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