Despite the urging from members of Congress and many credit unions, the Justice Department is remaining noncommittal about releasing guidance on website access under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

In a letter to members of Congress obtained by CU Times, Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd simply said that the department is evaluating whether accessibility standards are "necessary and appropriate."

Credit unions have been plagued by a rash of lawsuits—many filed by the same law firm—alleging that websites do not comply with the ADA. In some cases, the person filing the suit has not even been eligible to join the credit union based on its field of membership.

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