June 17, 2024

The Justice Department announced today that the Civil Rights Division and the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas secured settlement agreements with four Texas counties—Colorado, Runnels, Smith, and Upton—to resolve the Department’s findings that the counties 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 essential voting information and registration requirements. Under the settlement agreements, the counties agreed to make all future and existing online election content accessible to people with disabilities. The counties also agreed to hire an independent auditor to evaluate the accessibility of their election websites’ content, provide notice to visitors and users of the websites to solicit comments and requests about any accessibility barriers, designate an employee to coordinate its efforts, revise its procedures, and train relevant personnel.

To learn more, please read the press release. To find out more about the ADA, visit ada.gov or call the Justice Department’s toll-free ADA information line at 1-800-514-0301 (voice) or 1-833-610-1264 (TTY).