[Athen] Section 508 revised and javascript requirement ...

Ron Stewart ron at ahead.org
Sun Nov 1 12:51:58 PST 2009

Currently the proposed standards are under review by the Access Board and
other relevant federal agencies. As I understand it we should see the
request for public comment posted in the federal register in the next few
months. Even when this starts it could be a year of two before they replace
the current standards, if they do.

Ron Stewart

-----Original Message-----
From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of Nicaise D
Sent: Sunday, November 01, 2009 12:25 PM
To: 'Access Technology Higher Education Network'
Subject: [Athen] Section 508 revised and javascript requirement ...

Hi everyone,

Has section 508 been refreshed and have these revisions gone into effect? If
yes could somebody tell me where to find the revised section 508 standards?
Everywhere I have looked so far has pointed me toward the section 508 we've
always known. Also what is the new requirement on javascript? Is it still
the test that nothing should be lost or disrupted whether javascript is
turned on or off or javascrip is no longer required to be turned off perhaps
due to technology having caught up? Lastly does wcagt 2.0 have an exact
position on that?
Any help or direction anybody could provide would be greatly appreciated.

Nicaise D

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