November 7, 2023
The Justice Department announced today its findings that four Texas counties—Colorado, Runnels, Smith, and Upton—violated Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act by maintaining election websites that discriminate against people with vision or manual disabilities. The websites provide important voting information and registration requirements. Because the election websites are inaccessible, the counties deny people with disabilities equal access to election programs and online services provided through these websites and fail to ensure effective communication for people with disabilities. The department asked the counties to work with the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas to resolve the civil rights violations identified.
To read more, please click here. People with information about these findings are encouraged to contact the department via email at TXWebsites@usdoj.gov, through the Civil Rights Division’s Civil Rights Portal, or by calling 888-473-2780. To learn more about the ADA, call the toll-free ADA Information Line at 1-800-514-0301 or 1-833-610-1264 (TTY), or access the Justice Department’s ADA website at ada.gov.
Article Credit: U.S. Access Board
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