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Re: Update on Section 508 Refresh

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From: Andrew Kirkpatrick
Date: Jul 28, 2011 1:03PM


The Access Board list sent this announcement today:
Status Update from the Access Board on the ICT Refresh
On July 13, 2011, the Access Board voted to release a second draft of the ICT rule near the end of September 2011. We are working with the Office of Management and Budget on the details. The Board is taking this step to facilitate the collection of cost information and to promote harmonization with standards efforts in Europe.

To me this isn't indicating a new review, just that the standards portion of what will constitute the NPRM is to be available in September. The regulatory language and/or budgetary review is apparently needing more time.

Thanks,
AWK

Andrew Kirkpatrick
Group Product Manager, Accessibility
Adobe Systems

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-----Original Message-----
From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of John Foliot
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 2:58 PM
To: 'WebAIM Discussion List'
Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Update on Section 508 Refresh

Jared, do you have a link to the second announcement?

JF

> -----Original Message-----
> From: <EMAIL REMOVED> [mailto:webaim-forum-
> <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Jared Smith
> Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 11:57 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] Update on Section 508 Refresh
>
> Two announcements in the same week - one that the Department of
> Justice will not be providing web accessibility regulations for the
> Americans with Disabilities Act until "at least 2013"
> (http://lflegal.com/2011/07/web-delay/), and another that Section 508
> guidelines are going through yet another lengthy draft review. Happy
> 21st anniversary, ADA.
>
> Jared
>