[Athen] Fwd: 508 Refresh to be published

Thompson, Rachel rsthompson2 at ua.edu
Fri Feb 13 15:25:45 PST 2015


Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
Director, Emerging Technology
Center for Instructional Technology
University of Alabama

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From: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins at us.ibm.com<mailto:pjenkins at us.ibm.com>>
Date: February 13, 2015 at 16:34:26 CST
To: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig at w3.org<mailto:w3c-wai-ig at w3.org>>
Subject: 508 Refresh to be published

Did you see the official announcement regarding the 508 Refresh?
Phill Jenkins,
Senior Engineer & Business Development Executive
IBM Accessibility

I have good news to share with you about the update of the Access Board’s Section 508 standards and Section 255 guidelines. Yesterday, the Office of Management and Budget cleared our notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM); it will now be sent to the Federal Register for publication. We will make the NPRM and supporting documents available on our website (http://www.access-board.gov<http://www.access-board.gov/>) on Wednesday, February 18. It should be published in the Federal Register shortly after that.

We will provide a 90 day public comment period and will hold two public hearings on March 5 and March 11. Here are the details for the public hearings:

March 5, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (PT)
Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
One Market Place
Mission Beach A & B (3rd floor)
San Diego, CA 92101

Note: This hearing will be held in conjunction with the CSUN Conference but persons wishing only to testify need not register for the conference.

March 11, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (ET)
U.S. Access Board Conference Room
1331 F Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004

Witnesses can testify in person at the hearing in San Diego. Witnesses can testify in person or by telephone at the hearing in Washington, DC. Copies of the rule will not be available at the hearings. Call-in information and a communication access real-time translation (CART) web streaming link for the Washington, DC hearing will be posted before the hearing at http://www.access-board.gov/ictrefresh.

For information on pre-registering to testify, please contact Kathy Johnson at (202) 272–0041, (202) 272–0082 (TTY), or johnson at access-board.gov<mailto:johnson at access-board.gov>.

If you have questions about the rule once it is made public, please contact Tim Creagan at (202) 272-0016, (202) 272-0074 (TTY), or 508 at access-board.gov<mailto:508 at access-board.gov>.

P.S. We will also offer a free webinar about the proposed rule on Tuesday, March 31 from 1:00 pm - 2:30pm (ET); you can sign up for the webinar at http://www.adaconferences.org/CIOC/

David M. Capozzi
Executive Director
U.S. Access Board
1331 F Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1111

202-272-0010 (direct dial)
202-272-0054 (IP TTY)
202-480-7149 (mobile)

capozzi at access-board.gov<mailto:capozzi at access-board.gov> (e-mail)
www.access-board.gov<file:///C:/Users/IBM_ADMIN/AppData/Local/Temp/notes32C5CD/www.access-board.gov> (web site)

Visit our website and sign up for one of our free webinars<http://www.access-board.gov/training/webinars>.

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