December 13, 2020

U.S. House of Representatives Introduce Bill to Require Accessible Public-Facing Websites and Mobile Apps

On October 2, 2020, two U.S. representatives introduced a bipartisan bill called the “Online Accessibility Act” (H.R. 8478) (the “OAA”) that would amend the ADA to add a new Title VI prohibiting discrimination by “any private owner or operator of a consumer facing website or mobile application” against individuals with disabilities. The OAA would also establish web accessibility compliance standards for public-facing websites and mobile apps, and create a mandatory administrative process that an injured party would go through before they can file a lawsuit. Read more