From another website:Hi Art, I’m not sure if it was discussed and I just missed it, but does the new site need to be ADA Compliant? I know a lot of medical websites are getting sued for not complying, so I wasn’t sure if they held a forum to those same standards. Last thing you want is a lawsuit brought on by someone.
On December 26, 2017, the Department of Justice announced that they have withdrawn the Obama-era Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking which intended to require ADA website compliance. The DOJ’s withdrawal announcement stated, “The Department will continue to assess whether specific technical standards are necessary and appropriate to assist covered entities with complying with the ADA.”
Additionally, in February 2018, Congress passed the ADA Education and Reform Act, a bill designed to make it harder for disabled Americans to sue businesses for discrimination. Republican lawmakers who wrote and passed the bill argue that the law will help curb “frivolous” lawsuits.
I, admittedly know very little about ADA compliance. With that being said, we will always do our best (within reason) to make the community as accessible to those with disabilities as to those without. Can we cover everything? Unlikely, but it is in our best interest to make the community as accessible as possible to anyone interested in learning more about props and costumes.