Washington, D.C. -- Reps. Ted Budd (R-NC) and Lou Correa (D-CA) introduced the Online Accessibility Act. The bill provides guidance to help businesses make their websites compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which would increase website accessibility for the disabled and reduce the amount of predatory lawsuits filed against businesses every day.
Rep. Budd said in a statement:
“Last year, over 2,000 website accessibility lawsuits were filed by plaintiffs alleging that certain websites were not ADA compliant. This bill solves the problem by providing guidance to businesses on how to bring their websites into compliance. If our bill is passed, job-creators will be able to avoid costly lawsuits and be given a roadmap for how to help their disabled customers access online content.”
Rep. Correa said:
“A predictable regulatory environment is critical for small businesses. Unfortunately, when it comes to website compliance, these regulations aren’t clearly defined. This bill ensures that small businesses know what they need to do to be ADA compliant. It’s a simple, bipartisan, and common-sense solution that will put this problem behind us.”
Read the full text of the bill HERE