The United States Department of Transportation recently issued a series of final rules geared to improve air travel accessibility for individuals with disabilities as part of its continuing implementation of the Air Carrier Access Act of 1986, 49 U.S.C. 41705. This alert takes a close look at the rules, which go into effect on December 12, 2013 and primarily focus on the use of accessible technology, requiring covered airlines and airports to take steps to make both the public-facing content on their Web sites and automated shared-use airport kiosks under their ownership, lease, or control accessible to individuals with disabilities.

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