General News

DOJ Withdraws ADA Rulemaking Actions

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the withdrawal of several Advance Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRMs) pertaining to Title II and Title III of the ADA. The Department will reconsider whether rulemaking is “necessary and appropriate” in the following areas:

  • Web-based information and services
  • Equipment and furniture
  • Next-generation 9-1-1

This article comments on DOJ’s action:

“DOJ Nixes All Pending ADA Rulemakings, Including Website Access Rules”

DOJ Withdraws Technical Assistance and Guidance Documents

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the withdrawal of several publications related to Title II and Title III of the ADA. Most of the documents were withdrawn because they included outdated information (they were issued before DOJ revised Title II and III regulations in 2010).

However, DOJ did issue a separate statement on the withdrawal of one document, the “Statement of the Department of Justice on Application of the Integration Mandate of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead v. L.C. to State and Local Governments' Employment Service Systems for Individuals with Disabilities,” which was originally issued in 2016. DOJ said the withdrawal will “afford further discussion with relevant stakeholders … as to how best to provide technical assistance” on the topic, but “does not change the legal responsibilities of State and local governments” under the ADA.

“Protecting Digital Accessibility Ensures Equal Rights for Disabled People”

This article by disability rights advocate Lainey Fiengold highlights efforts by activists and lawyers to advance digital accessibility and inclusion for people with disabilities.

Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities: Findings from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation National Financial Capability Study

This report analyzes data from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Education Foundation’s National Financial Capability Study (NFCS) to reveal a comprehensive picture of how people with disabilities manage financial resources and make financial decisions.

An infographic illustrates some of the financial challenges of disability.