Deja Vu All Over Again? DOJ Announces Intent to Adopt Web Accessibility Regulations for State and Local Governments

Deja Vu All Over Again? DOJ Announces Intent to Adopt Web Accessibility Regulations for State and Local Governments

Posted on August 8, 2022Updated on January 9, 2023

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This is an article about law in the United States. In July 2022 the Department of Justice said it will write new regulations next year about making certain websites accessible to disabled people. The DOJ announcement only applies to government websites. This includes public schools and public higher education colleges and universities. The DOJ tried to adopt regulations more than twelve years ago but did not. Will it happen this time? We don’t know. Lainey tries to be optimistic. It is hard to be confident that new regulations will happen, but regulations are very important for a digital world that works for everyone.

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