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.

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Note: Captioning will only be available on the Blackboard Collaborate Formated version of the presentation available in the Blackboard Webinar Archives link. Captions are not available in the MP4 version of the presentation.


Timothy Creagan Senior Accessibility Specialist/Information Technology, US Access Board