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Section 508 Refresh
Thursday, February 02, 2017, 02:30pm - 04:00pm

The Access Board has completed its update to the requirements for information and communication technology covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communication Act. The Section 508 Standards apply to electronic and information technology procured by the federal government, including computer hardware and software, websites, multimedia such as video, phone systems, and copiers. The Section 255 Guidelines address access to telecommunications products and services, and apply to manufacturers of telecommunication equipment. This session will review the updates to these standards.


  • Bruce Bailey, Accessibility Specialist, Access Board
  • Tim Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist/Information Technology, Access Board