Proposed Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Address Website Accessibility Lawsuits (Bottom line: Clarification, not exemption)

Representatives Lou Correa (D-CA) and Ted Budd (R-NC) introduced a bipartisan bill titled the Online Accessibility Act, intended to curb predatory website accessibility lawsuits that accuse consumer-facing websites of violating Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”).  The Online Accessibility Act would take websites and mobile applications outside of Title III of the ADA—which was meant to address accessibility to services provided by physical businesses—and create a new ADA Title VI dedicated specifically to consumer facing websites and mobile applications.

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