[Athen] 508 refresh info

Bourne, Sarah (MASSIT) sarah.bourne at mass.gov
Mon Nov 21 06:51:41 PST 2016

SSB BART has been publishing information on the progress (or lack thereof) of the Section 508 refresh. See for instance:
508 pertains specifically to federal agencies, so it may not be directly applicable to her institution.

The DOJ's work on establishing regulations for ADA Title II for information technology is something else she should be keeping an eye on, as it explicitly covers public institutions of higher ed. They recently completed the public comment period for a "Supplemental Advanced Notice of Rule Making" (SANPRM), but they are still loading the comments received<https://www.regulations.gov/docketBrowser?rpp=50&so=DESC&sb=postedDate&po=0&dct=PS&D=DOJ-CRT-2016-0009>. (Mine isn't up yet, for instance.)

Sarah E. Bourne
Director of IT Accessibility, MassIT
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1 Ashburton Pl. rm 811 Boston MA 02108
sarah.bourne at mass.gov<mailto:sarah.bourne at mass.gov>

From: athen-list [mailto:athen-list-bounces at mailman13.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Thompson, Rachel
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2016 9:39 AM
To: athen-list at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Athen] 508 refresh info

Hi, all.

A colleague has asked me where she could find current and clear information about the Section 508 refresh, its potential inclusion of WCAG, and what it will mean for her institution. Where would you send her?


Dr. Rachel S. Thompson
Director, Emerging Technology and Accessibility
The Center for Instructional Technology
The University of Alabama
110 Russell Hall
Box 870248
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
Phone 205-348-0216
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