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Posts Tagged ‘Section 508’

VITAC Provides Accessible Communication to Local Governments, Federal Agencies

Accessible communication (and, at times, the lack thereof) has been an important topic of discussion over these past few months as viewers across the country have watched daily COVID-19 news conferences, governor updates, and press briefings to keep current with public health and safety information. However, some in the deaf and hard-of-hearing (DHOH) community have…

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Long-awaited Section 508 ‘Refresh’ to Take Effect Next Week

An update to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act that officially goes into effect next week (January 18) will revise and refresh the federal sector’s standards for accessible electronic and information technology in order to keep the act current with modern technologies. The update will, among other things, revise the accessibility standards that communication and…

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Section 508 Compliance “Refresh” to Take Effect in January

A long-awaited update to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act will bring accessibility requirements up to speed with modern technology, revise the standards that communication and information technology must meet when purchased or developed by the federal government, and bring federal requirements more closely in line with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG), the widely…

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