January 4, 2012

The  Access Board will hold a public hearing January 11 from 9:00 – 12:00 on a revised draft of updated accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT).  The event will allow members of the public to comment on the released draft which updates requirements for ICT covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act.

The hearing will take place at the Board's meeting space at 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800, in downtown Washington, D.C.  Registration is not required, but those who wish to provide comments are encouraged to contact Kathy Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (202) 272-0041 (voice), or (202) 272-0065 (TTY).  Those unable to attend in person can make arrangements with Ms. Johnson to provide comments by phone.   The Board will also provide a dial-in option (limited capacity) for listening to testimony and online real-time transcription of the proceedings.

Public Hearing on the Draft Update of ICT Requirements
January 11, 9:00 - 12:00   
Access Board Meeting Room   
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800   
Washington, DC 20004

Call-in option (listening only):   
Dial:  (517) 308-9247 or (888) 469-2078 (toll-free)   
Passcode: 4144   
Note: contact Kathy Johnson in advance  to make comments by phone
Real-time transcription: www.streamtext.net/player

A second hearing will be held March 1 in San Diego at the annual CSUN conference.  The hearing will be open to the general public and will not be limited to those registered for the conference.