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NACo Soliciting Feedback on Anticipated Rule Change Requiring Local Governments to Ensure their Websites are ADA-Compliant

April 6, 2023

The United States Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing to submit a proposed rule as early as May 2023, which would require all state and local governments to take measures to ensure their websites are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Specifically, the DOJ would amend its Title II ADA regulation to provide technical standards for public entities to ensure they are complying with existing ADA obligations to make government websites accessible to individuals with disabilities.

The National Association of Counties (NACo) is seeking more information from county members on two points:

  • Is your county currently 100 percent ADA-compliant for all of your website assets and digital services? If not, what percentage of your assets are estimated to be non-compliant? Rough estimates are acceptable.
  • What would be the anticipated cost to bring your county’s website assets and digital services into ADA-compliance? Rough estimates are acceptable.

Please direct any feedback to Seamus Dowdall, NACo Associate Legislative Director for Telecommunications & Technology, via email by April 14, 2023.

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