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On January 9, 2017, the Access Board 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 Board released a proposed version of the rule for public comment in February 2015 and, before that, earlier drafts of the rule. The rule is based on recommendations from an advisory panel the Board chartered, the Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee which included representatives from industry, disability groups, government agencies, foreign countries, and other stakeholders.

 

Final Rule Updating the ICT Standards and Guidelines

 
Proposed and Draft Rules 

 
Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC)

 
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