In February, the U.S. Access Board released for public comment a proposed rule updating accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The rule also would jointly update guidelines for telecommunications equipment subject to Section 255 of the Communications Act. The Board is updating these requirements so that they adequately address accessibility and keep pace with the ever-changing nature of the technologies covered.
Public comments on the proposed ICT rule are due May 28. Comments received after this date will be considered to the extent feasible. Comments can be submitted or viewed through the www.regulations.gov website. The proposed rule includes instructions on submitting comments.
For further information, visit the Board's website.