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Next Step with ADA Website Issue: Senators Write DOJ on Concerns

Last week six U.S. Senators wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions on September 5th with the concerns shared by credit unions, Leagues and CUNA over how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to websites, and the unintended loophole the ambiguity has created. Credit unions around the country are facing legal threats due to uncertainty over how to make websites compliant with the ADA, and this letter was just one additional step in pursuing a solution.

The letter urges the Department of Justice to provide clarity and remove the uncertainty that has placed credit unions (and other industries) in the crosshairs of lawsuits and demand letters regarding the unclear rules surrounding website compliance. The letter was signed by Sens. Charles Grassley (R-IO), Michael Rounds (R-SD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Mike Crapo (R-ID), John Cornyn (R-TX) and Joni Ernst (R-IO). Their letter follow similar letters sent to Sessions by 103 members of Congress (including nine Georgia legislators) in June, and from 19 state attorneys general, including AG Chris Carr from Georgia in July. More work continues to keep this issue at the forefront in Washington, D.C. Stay tuned!

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