Quick Tip: ADA Updates and Timelines

In April, the Department of Justice issued a new rule under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. US public-sector entities must ensure that most websites, digital documents, and mobile apps conform to WCAG 2.1 AA. Entities with a total census population of 50,000 or more have until April 24, 2026. Entities with a population under 50,000 and special district governments have until April 26, 2027. The Department of Justice published a Fact Sheet on the new rule that highlights key features, including a summary of exceptions, more detail about conformance deadlines, explanations of “conforming alternate versions,” and discussion about “minor” failures to conform to WCAG 2.1.

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