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.

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Our Position

We recognize the importance of the ADA and fully support the ability for all Americans to be free from discrimination. However, costly lawsuits against well-intentioned credit unions that exploit an area of unsettled law will take real dollars out of the hands of credit union member-owners. We are fully engaged with Congress on this issue and urge the DOJ to issue clear guidance on ADA website accessibility standards.

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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 Department of Justice's (DOJ) 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standards for website accessibility, but in December 2017 withdrew this initiative from its rulemaking agenda and even rescinded two related advanced notices of proposed rulemaking.

What NAFCU is doing

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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!

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