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Re: Regarding Section 508 discussion


From: Phill Jenkins
Date: Feb 14, 2015 12:42PM

I have good news to share with you about the update of the Access Board's
Section 508 standards and Section 255 guidelines. Yesterday, the Office
of Management and Budget cleared our notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM);

it will now be sent to the Federal Register for publication. We will make
the NPRM and supporting documents available on our website (
http://www.access-board.gov) on Wednesday, February 18. It should be
published in the Federal Register shortly after that.

We will provide a 90 day public comment period and will hold two public
hearings on March 5 and March 11. Here are the details for the public

March 5, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (PT)
Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel
One Market Place
Mission Beach A & B (3rd floor)
San Diego, CA 92101

Note: This hearing will be held in conjunction with the CSUN Conference
but persons wishing only to testify need not register for the conference.

March 11, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (ET)
U.S. Access Board Conference Room
1331 F Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004

Witnesses can testify in person at the hearing in San Diego. Witnesses
can testify in person or by telephone at the hearing in Washington, DC.
Copies of the rule will not be available at the hearings. Call-in
information and a communication access real-time translation (CART) web
streaming link for the Washington, DC hearing will be posted before the
hearing at http://www.access-board.gov/ictrefresh.

For information on pre-registering to testify, please contact Kathy
Johnson at (202) 272-0041, (202) 272-0082 (TTY), or

If you have questions about the rule once it is made public, please
contact Tim Creagan at (202) 272-0016, (202) 272-0074 (TTY), or

P.S. We will also offer a free webinar about the proposed rule on Tuesday,

March 31 from 1:00 pm - 2:30pm (ET); you can sign up for the webinar at

David M. Capozzi
Executive Director
U.S. Access Board
1331 F Street, NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004-1111

202-272-0010 (direct dial)
202-272-0054 (IP TTY)
202-480-7149 (mobile)

<EMAIL REMOVED> (e-mail)
www.access-board.gov (web site)

Visit our website and sign up for one of our free webinars.

re-posting my earlier post, it didn't come through my digest, so I wasn't
sure it was posted.
Phill Jenkins,
IBM Accessibility