Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

NAR Letter on ADA Website Accessibility

On April 29, 2016, NAR President Tom Salomone sent a letter to the Department of Justice (DOJ) asking for guidance regarding the application of Title III of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) to a business’ website.  A number of demand letters, which include the threat of litigation, have been sent to NAR members alleging that their real estate websites violate the civil rights of individuals with disabilities.  The lack of federal regulation governing website accessibility has encouraged these lawsuits.  NAR members are confused about what is required of real estate websites under the ADA.  NAR urges the DOJ to issue a final rule providing clear guidance as soon as possible.

NAR letter to DOJ

NAR Window to the Law Video

Realtor Magazine Article