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Under the terms of the settlement agreements, DOJ has specified acceptable methods to implement website and

The regulations for implementing Titles II and III of the ADA include “defenses”—circumstances in which the covered entity is not required to provide specified services.

Today, the ability to use ICT technologies is a core element of most jobs, but many applications and websites aren't accessible to everyone. What if employees could use the access features they need anywhere, anytime, on any device? In our September PEAT Talk, Raising the Floor’s Gregg Vanderheiden revealed that this reality may be closer than you think. 

All the DOJ settlement agreements require conformance with specified technical accessibility standards and many require conformance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 AA at a minimum. The settlements also mention other acceptable guidelines to achieve website accessibility.  

As of May 2016, the Department of Justice (DOJ) entered into 171 settlement agreements addressing how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to ICT accessibility. Through these agreements, employers and other covered entities can understand DOJ priorities related to website and ICT accessibility and how to proactively comply with existing rules and guidance.