1:00-3:00 pm The U.S. Access Board – Public Hearing

Session Information

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Date & Time
Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 1:50 PM PST  
Elizabeth DE, 2nd Floor  

Session Description

Track/Topic: Legal Issues

The U.S. Access Board has released for public comment a second Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) that includes a revised draft of updated accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. The draft rule jointly refreshes the Board's Section 508 standards and its Section 255 guidelines which address access to computer hardware and software, websites, media players, electronic documents, telephones and cell phones, PDAs and other ICT products. The draft rule is available at http://www.access-board.gov/508.htm. The hearing will be open to the general public, including those who are not registered for the conference. Those who wish to provide comments should contact Kathy Johnson at johnson@access-board.gov, (202) 272-0041 (v), or (202) 272-0065 (TTY).


  • Tim Creagan
    U.S. Access Board

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