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U.S. Department of Justice, October 2018

Dear Senator Grassley:

U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legislative Affairs Washington, D.C. 20530 OCT 1 1 2018 This responds to your letter to the Attorney General dated September 4, 2018, regarding website accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Specifically, your con-espondence references a lack of clarity with respect to website accessibility obligations under the ADA and urges the Depaitment of Justice (Department) to provide greater clarity on the issue. We are sending identical responses to the other Senators who joined your letter. The Department first articulated its interpretation that the ADA applies to public accommodations' websites over 20 years ago. This interpretation is consistent with the ADA's Title III requirement that the goods, services, privileges, or activities provided by places of public accommodation be equally accessible to people with disabilities.