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Re: What is happening with the update of section 508?


From: Nancy Johnson
Date: Nov 28, 2011 8:42AM

the term "508" is what the government agency I build sites for is the
term they use instead of accessibility...Many of the blog sites have
been discontinued.



On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 10:11 AM, Jared Smith < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> It was announced last week that a new draft set of guidelines and
> notice would be published in the next week or so. There will then be
> another round of feedback, changes, and several other steps in the
> coming months and years. The Access Board's Tim Creagan said that we
> should not expect the actual update to occur before Fall 2013.
> In my opinion, continuing to focus on Section 508 is a waste of time.
> It's antiquated, broken, confusing, and compliance with these
> guidelines alone rarely results in very optimal accessibility. If you
> are interested in true accessibility (something our government seems
> not to be), you should be focusing on WCAG 2.0. Fortunately, very few
> of our corporate clients even care about Section 508 any more. It's
> rather embarrassing that our government is this slow in considering
> the needs of people with disabilities.
> Jared Smith