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Re: regulations on accessibility to government web sites around the world, what exists and what criteria is used to measure it

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From: Bevi Chagnon | PubCom
Date: Mar 31, 2011 3:06PM


Birkir wrote: "Bevi, do you have any idea when the Section 508 draft becomes
law, are we talking months or years before it would reasonably be expected
to go through congress?"

Being government, no. I doubt anyone could officially say when they will be
released.
However, reading my crystal ball... many of us in the industry expect them
by the end of this year or early 2012, based on the Access Board's past
history.

Many U.S. agencies are already starting to deploy the draft standards (or at
least beginning to think about them, thank goodness). I don't think there
will be much delay getting them approved. Technically, the standards affect
only Federal government information, and not local or state information, nor
corporate information other than that done on behalf of a Federal agency by
a Federal contractor.

I'm sure if any noise is made by the Access Board, it will be broadcast load
and clear here on the WebAim list!

- Bevi