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SBA Interest in Municipal Feedback on New ADA Website Accessibility Rules

SBA Interest in Municipal Feedback on New ADA Website Accessibility Rules

Date Posted: Friday, August 25, 2023
Posted In: News, Communications & Advocacy

The Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy is seeking feedback regarding the fiscal impacts of a Department of Justice (DOJ) rule establishing technical standards to ensure public websites and mobile applications are accessible for people with disabilities.  The Office of Advocacy is interested in learning how this change would impact municipalities, with specific interest in the process municipalities are currently using to ensure accessibility and the estimated cost associated with complying with the proposed standards. Information on the DOJ rule can be found here.  As you will read, the proposed rules would require public entities with populations of 50,000 or more to comply with the new standard two years after the publication of the rule, and public entities with a population of less than 50,000 to comply within three years of adoption.   Comments on proposed rules are due on October 3, 2023.   If you have questions about the proposal or information you would like to share with SBA, please do not hesitate to contact Janis Reyes at Janis.Reyes@sba.gov.

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