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ADA Internet Regulations – Please Sign the Petition!

The National Federation of the Blind has launched a petition demanding that the Obama administration issue a Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) addressing the obligation of public accommodations to provide websites that are accessible to individuals with disabilities conformant to Title III of the ADA. The release date of the actual rule proposal for revising the Title III regulations of the ADA, originally scheduled for January of 2012, has been extended until sometime in 2018, eight years beyond the issuance of the original Advanced notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) and at least a year after the end of his administration.

Because this is a “we the people” petition, upon reaching 100,000 signatures, the Obama administration is required to respond. As people with disabilities, we know first-hand that equal access to the internet is paramount for education, to obtain and retain employment, and for everyday tasks such as paying bills, online shopping, booking travel, and the list goes on and on.

Please sign the petition and share it with your networks!