General News

Section 508 Webinar Series Covers Updated Standards

The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series, which the Board conducts in partnership with the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council, will focus on the Board’s recent update of its Section 508 Standards. These standards apply to information and communication technology in the federal sector. Upcoming sessions, which are held every other month… Read more Section 508 Webinar Series Covers Updated Standards

Congress Re-Introduce ABLE Improvement Bills

On April 4th, a bi-partisan group of Members of Congress, including Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Bob Casey (D-PA), Jerry Moran (R-KA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representatives Pete Sessions (R-Texas), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Tony Cardenas (D–Calif.) and Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), introduced a package of bills (however filed independently of each other) aimed at enhancing the… Read more Congress Re-Introduce ABLE Improvement Bills

Maine AIM CoP Meeting Cancelled

The Maine AIM Program Community of Practice (CoP) meeting scheduled for today, March 15, 2017, has been cancelled due to the weather and clean up efforts. The next meeting of the CoP will be June 14, 2017. Questions or comments may be send to John Brandt.  

South Portland Housing Authority Offers Home Repair Program for Seniors

From the South Portland Housing Authority: South Portland, ME, MARCH 7, 2017 – The South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA) today announced the new and exciting Home Modification for Seniors and Disabled (HMS) program. The Authority hopes to demonstrate that small investments in home safety help extend the time seniors and disabled persons can remain in… Read more South Portland Housing Authority Offers Home Repair Program for Seniors

Access Board Issues Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

From the U.S. Access Board… The Access Board issued new accessibility standards for medical diagnostic equipment (MDE) on January 9 under section 510 of the Rehabilitation Act. The standards provide design criteria for examination tables and chairs, weight scales, radiological and mammography equipment, and other diagnostic equipment that are accessible to people with disabilities. They… Read more Access Board Issues Standards for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

New Program Offering Digitized Books Free to People with Print Disabilities

American Academy of Ophthalmology, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, and VisionServe Alliance, Work in Partnership on Important Initiative New York, (Feb. 1, 2017) – Reading is a simple pleasure. However, millions of people are denied the joy of reading due to vision loss. Now, Lighthouse Guild and Bookshare®, are collaborating with the American… Read more New Program Offering Digitized Books Free to People with Print Disabilities

RESNA will launch the updated ATP examination

From RESNA On March 13, 2017, RESNA will launch the updated Assistive Technology Professional (ATP) examination. To update the exam, RESNA’s Professional Standards Board (PSB) enlisted the assistance of 53 subject matter experts.  In each step of the development process, a diverse group of subject matter experts (SMEs) was carefully selected to represent the wide… Read more RESNA will launch the updated ATP examination

Punch-In: Service for youth with disabilities seeking employment

This news comes from the Great Lakes ADA Center – AT Bulletin of Jan-Feb 2017… Punch-In is a free resource for young adults with disabilities preparing for and seeking employment. One of the many offerings on the site is a free, online course to develop the skills and strategies necessary to be successful in career endeavors.… Read more Punch-In: Service for youth with disabilities seeking employment