April 14, 2017

The Section 508 Refresh Is Finally Here!

Today, the US Access Board released a final rule updating the requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) according to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communication Act. The much-anticipated ICT refresh will reflect international standards for web accessibility and take into account the dramatic changes in technology between the time these laws were published (1998 and 2000) and today. Sachin Pavithran, Chair of the Board’s ICT ad hoc committee, said of the refresh, “This update is essential to ensure that the Board’s Section 508 standards and the Communications Act guidelines keep pace with the ever-changing technologies covered and continue to meet the access needs of people with disabilities.”… Read more »