In recent years, since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990, courts throughout the country have ruled that accessibility laws also pertain to a company’s website. Companies have been held financially liable for difficulties that disabled visitors experience online.
Federal law requires financial institutions make their websites ADA compliant, regardless of whether a date has been set for compliance.
Waiting any longer to make your site ADA compliant could have costly consequences since thousands of legal demand settlement letters have already been sent to financial institutions by law firms representing private litigants. These law firms have become increasingly aggressive in recent months in pursuing financial institutions that are not compliant with web accessibility.