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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

U.S. Access Board Updates Requirements for Information and Communication Technology

The U.S. Access Board today – January 9 2017 – released a final rule that updates accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The rule also refreshes guidelines for telecommunications equipment subject to Section 255 of the Communications Act. “This update is… Read more U.S. Access Board Updates Requirements for Information and Communication Technology

New guidance on IDEA

From the U.S. Department of Education… The U.S. Department of Education (on 12/12/2016) made available to the public final regulations under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), aimed at promoting equity by targeting widespread disparities in the treatment of students of color with disabilities. The regulations will address a number of… Read more New guidance on IDEA

Pre-Employment Transition Services

As posted in the Maine Parent Federation News… The Maine Department of Labor’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (or “VR” as it‘s commonly referred to) provides services to transition-age youth with disabilities to help prepare them for employment. Every high school in Maine has an assigned VR Counselor. With the passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), there’s… Read more Pre-Employment Transition Services

Digital Accessibility Toolkit for State and District Education Leaders

Accessibility of websites and other digital technologies have seen increased attention this year from the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights when it comes to state departments of education and school districts. eSchool News published a recent article about a Digital Accessibility Toolkit for state and district education leaders.  The toolkit provides an overview… Read more Digital Accessibility Toolkit for State and District Education Leaders

Movie Captioning and Audio Description Final Rule

From ADA.gov… On November 21, 2016, Attorney General Loretta Lynch signed a Final Rule revising the Justice Department’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) title III regulation to further clarify a public accommodation’s obligation to provide appropriate auxiliary aids and services for people with disabilities. The Final Rule requires require movie theaters to: Have and maintain… Read more Movie Captioning and Audio Description Final Rule

Resources Available on Voting and Polling Place Accessibility

From the US Access Board: Voting is a fundamental and protected right for all citizens, including those with disabilities. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other laws, people with disabilities must have full and equal opportunities to vote. The Department of Justice (DOJ), which regulates and enforces ADA mandates that apply to state… Read more Resources Available on Voting and Polling Place Accessibility