An Update of the 508 Accessibility Standards
Monday, May 11, 2009
This presentation will discuss the ongoing update or "refresh" of the Accessibility standards for electronic and information technology of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the telecommunications accessibility guidelines of Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act. The Access Board convened an advisory committee, the "TEITAC" which prepared and submitted a report of recommendations to the Access Board in April 2008. Since then, staff of the Access Board has been working on draft text for revised regulations. Come and listen to this webinar about the process and the expected results of this refresh, which will have impact worldwide on the rights of people with disabilities and the design of information and communications technology.