The LSCU was instrumental in influencing a recent letter to the Department of Justice requesting guidance on how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) pertains to websites. A total of 61 members of Congress from both parties signed the letter, which follows a wave of lawsuits against financial institutions, including credit unions, alleging the websites are out of compliance with the ADA.

An article in CU Today says, “In a statement, CUNA and credit union leagues urged Reps. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to support credit union efforts to address ambiguities in website accessibility requirements that are spurring frivolous class action litigation.”

“The DOJ began considering developing regulations to address website ADA issues over seven years ago but never completed the process, leaving an absence of clear standards,” said CUNA CEO Jim Nussle. “This has and continues to cause frivolous class action litigation that is costly to credit unions and their members. CUNA and the leagues are seeking to resolve this matter with the support of Congress and by seeking immediate guidance from DOJ.”

Read the full article at CU Today.