I’m pleased to announce that the National Center on Disability and Access to Education has been appointed to the newly formed Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee. This committee will be reviewing and updating the existing Section 508 and Telecommunications Act accessibility guidelines for telecommunications products and accessibility standards for electronic and information technology. These laws apply widely throughout U.S. federal government and industry. I’m excited that as part of WebAIM’s partnership in NCDAE, I will be taking the primary role, with Cyndi Rowland as an alternate, in sitting on the committee.
The appointees include some very big names in the IT industry and I’m excited to be able to represent both NCDAE and our constituent groups in influencing accessibility at such a scale. As the process begins, we will be looking for ideas and feedback on how these accessibility standards and guidelines might best be revised to increase accessibility for all.