AG Coalition Supports DOJ Accessibility Proposal for Government Web and Mobile Apps

  • A coalition of 11 AGs submitted comments to the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division on proposed revisions to the Americans with Disabilities Act that would establish requirements for state and local government web and mobile app accessibility.
  • In the comments, the AGs express support for the adoption of specific technical standards for public entity website and mobile app accessibility and praise the DOJ’s proposal for striking the right balance between accessibility and feasibility.
  • The AGs also offer several recommendations, including the adoption of a consistent standard across all public entities regardless of size; a consistent standard regardless of whether the content was created before or after the final rule takes effect; and reasonable exceptions for certain materials, such as archived content.