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 remain committed to ensuring that disabled individuals have fair and equal access to financial services, but credit unions should not be the victims of ambiguities in federal law. We will continue to fight for credit unions and to stand with our members in the face of these meritless legal actions threatening the industry. We are fully engaged with Congress on this issue and urge the DOJ to issue clear guidance on ADA website accessibility standards to help stem the rise of costly lawsuits. However, we will continue to fight against attempts by plaintiffs firms to exploit unsettled law.