ADA Website Litigation
We are committed to protecting credit unions by fighting the recent flood of Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website litigation targeting the industry.
NAFCU and its members strongly support the protections of the ADA and fully support efforts to ensure individuals with disabilities are not discriminated against and have equal access to vital financial services. However, costly lawsuits against well-intentioned credit unions exploiting an unsettled area of law take dollars out of the hands of credit union member-owners. NAFCU is fully engaging with Congress, state Attorneys General, and the DOJ on this issue and urges that clear guidance and standards for website compliance must be achieved to combat meritless lawsuits. In addition, NAFCU continues to support the credit union industry and has filed numerous amicus briefs across the country.
How This Impacts You
Currently, there is a regulatory void with respect to standards for website accessibility for entities like credit unions. The ADA and the DOJ’s regulations are silent on website accessibility standards. For many years, the DOJ has gathered information on standards for website accessibility, but in December 2017 withdrew this initiative from its rulemaking agenda and even rescinded two related advanced notices of proposed rulemaking.
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NAFCU continues to work with member credit unions facing litigation over unclear website accessibility requirements under the ADA. If you need assistance, please reach out to us today!
May 06, 2021
NAFCU's Bruyere updates CUs on litigation trends
April 09, 2021
Appeals court: Websites not subject to ADA
July 23, 2020
Today: NCUA webinar on ADA, financial inclusion
In the News
CUToday.info | May 14, 2019Appeals Court Backs CU In ADA Case
Greenville Business Magazine | April 01, 2019Federal Credit Unions Are Being Targeted For Alleged Americans With Disability Act Violations
Credit Union Journal | March 18, 2019Ohio court dismisses ADA website case against BMI Federal View all
Letters & Comments
March 05, 2019Letter to Senate on Credit Union Priorities
March 05, 2019Letter to House on Credit Union Priorities
January 09, 2019Letter to FHFA on NAFCU's 2019 Priorities View all