By Spiro Papathanasakis
Browsing: Website accessibility
ABA today announced three new Endorsed Solutions at the association’s Regulatory Compliance Conference in Orlando, Fla. The new endorsements, made through ABA’s Corporation for American Banking subsidiary, include TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure compliance, compliance management software and website accessibility.
Over the last month, ABA has been working with state bankers associations to inform members of Congress about the demand letters that plaintiffs’ firms have sent to banks asserting that the bank’s website is not accessible to speech and hearing impaired customers as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Department of Justice recently published an “ADA Best Practices Tool Kit,” which includes website accessibility guidance and a checklist that can be used to verify compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Plaintiffs’ lawyers are targeting banks over website accessibility using an informal accessibility standard. Here’s what bank leaders need to know.