The Department of Transportation Issues Regulations to Airlines Requiring Them to Make Their Webpages Accessible

The Department of Transportation (DOT) issued regulations that require airlines to make their webpages that contain “core travel information and services” accessible within two years. In three years, the websites must be completely accessible. Within 10 years, at least 25 percent of kiosks at every airport must be accessible. The rules will apply to all domestic airlines and all of those who fly to and from the US. In the meantime, passengers who cannot access the current websites must be offered web-based discounts. DOT also published final rules giving airlines more flexibility about how manual wheelchairs are stowed, allowing that two manual folding wheelchairs can be transported at a time.

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