Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

SBA Hosts ADA Listening Session

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On Monday, December 3, 2018, NAR participated in a Roundtable hosted by the the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Justice for interested stakeholders on issues related to the Americans With Disabilities Act, including website accessibility, physical accessibility and service animals.

NAR had previously submitted comments to the Department of Justice (the Department) regarding their May 9, 2016, proposed rulemaking under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) concerning the accessibility of Web information. At the Roundtable, NAR echoed many of the same concerns related to clear website accessibility standards and some of the proposed requirements that ignore the practical challenges NAR members face when creating and maintaining websites.

NAR is eager to work with the Department and other industry partners to develop a clear and reliable industry standard for website accessibility.

Informational Links

NAR Window to the Law Video

April 2016 NAR Letter to DOJ

NAR Comment Letter to DOJ