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The Public Right-of-Way Accessibility Guidelines (PROWAG) rulemaking has concluded. The PROWAG final rule has been published in the Federal Register. Please visit the Access Board’s PROWAG page for the guidelines.

Upcoming Webinars & Trainings

Building and Sustaining an Accessible Federal Technology Environment | Section 508 and Section 508 Best Practices

May 28, 2024
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
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508 Communication & IT
On December 21, 2023, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released “M-24-08 Strengthening Digital Accessibility and the Management of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act” \[M-24-08]. The purpose is “Strengthening Digital Accessibility and the Management of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.” This memorandum provides guidance to help agencies advance digital accessibility by maintaining an accessible Federal technology environment, promoting accessible digital experiences, and continuing the implementation of accessibility standards in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 508). It outlines the steps which agencies must take to build and sustain an accessible Federal technology environment. The goal is advancing Customer Experience through Improvements in Digital Experience and Accessibility. Presenters Cassie Winters and Justin Grimes are from the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer (OFCIO), Office of management and Budget. The OFCIO has responsibility for advancing digital experience, including accessibility, nationwide. They will present to promote awareness and understanding of Digital experience and Accessibility guidance, foster active support, encourage public-private collaboration, and drive government-wide accountability.

Title II – Accessibility for State and Local Government Funded Facilities

June 06, 2024
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM
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Presenters: | Josh Schorr | Bobby Stinnette |
ADA Building & Sites enforcement
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has five “Titles”, that provide different protections for people with disabilities. Title II of the ADA specifically covers Public Services provided by any state or local government. As a tax funded entity, there are more accessibility requirements than expected of private entities or businesses. Access Board Accessibility Specialists will review what the different accessibility laws are, how they apply, and compare how the requirements for state or local government entities differ than those in the private sector. In addition to these concepts, the accessibility specialists will cover a broad overview of key components that are likely to apply to government funded spaces, such as accessible routes, toilet rooms, and counters. This session will have real time captioning and sign language interpreters available. Individuals are able to submit questions for the speakers in advance through the on-line registration process.

Beyond Section 508 Digital Accessibility Requirements: An Overview of Web Accessibility Requirements from WCAG 2.1 and 2.2

July 30, 2024
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
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Presenters: | Bruce Bailey |
508 Communication & IT
WCAG 2.0 Level AA became the web accessibility requirement under Section 508 in March of 2017. WCAG 2.1 became a finalized standard in June of 2018 and WCAG 2.2 became a finalized standard in in October 2023. The Europe Union has been using WCAG 2.1 for five years. In April 2023, DOJ published a final rule setting WCAG 2.1 as the standard under ADA for state and local governments (Title II). If your organization is using only WCAG 2.0 Level AA to audit your web properties, what accessibility features are you missing? Bruce and Rachael will explore and answer this question by reviewing the Success Criteria added in WCAG 2.1 and 2.2 as well as AAA requirements from WCAG 2.0. Sign Language and Real Time Captioning will be available. Questions for the presenter can be submitted during the registration process.