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was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 , agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.
Why You Should Adopt An 'Accessible Content Strategy'
Before diving too deeply into this discussion about the need for an accessible content strategy, I have a confession to make. I have never worked on a project in which content accessibility was included in the requirements. You may think that makes me a little bit like those characters played by Fred Willard and Catherine O’Hara in the movie “Waiting for Guffman” ; that owned a travel agency, but had never left the town in which they were born. I like to think my case is a little different. I have a background in content management, and my minor in my graduate program is in special education. Thus, I tend to look at ... market research, surveys and trends
Civil Rights Division Pushes for Internet Accessibility – Main Justice
A Justice Department official told a House Judiciary panel Thursday that the Civil Rights Division will continue to push for accessibility on the internet for Americans with disabilities. Samuel R. Bagenstos , the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, said that division has worked to ensure that websites for state and local governments and public accommodations comply with the American with Disabilities Act and are accessible by assistive technologies, such as text readers or Braille displays, which convert text to Braille for blind web users. “As public servants entrusted with the welfare of our ... market research, surveys and trends


e-Learning Centre by Learning Light - Accessible e-learning
This page provides links to resources on accessible e-learning, with particular emphasis on its accessibility to people with disabilities. Articles in date order, most recent first. Submit a new Library item | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 "Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Chicago Mandate: Stairwell Doors that Automatically Unlock - The ...
WASHINGTON — A new report by the Human Rights Watch has found that American prisons and jails contain three times more mentally ill people than do our psychiatric hospitals. The study confirmed what mental health and corrections experts have long known: incarceration has become the nation's default mental health treatment. And while the report offers good suggestions on how to help those who are incarcerated, a bigger question is what we can do to keep them from ending up behind bars at all. The Los Angeles County jail, with 3,400 mentally ill prisoners, functions as the largest psychiatric inpatient institution in ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Awards to GSA Leadership Highlight Agency Commitment to Open Government and ...
WASHINGTON — The U.S. General Service Administration’s role in leading several federal open government initiatives was in the spotlight today as two of the agency’s senior leaders received awards for their commitment to participatory and open government from the Association for Federal Information Resource Management. David L. McClure, Associate Administrator, Office of Citizen Services and Information Technology, and Mary A. Davie, Assistant Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service’s Office of Assisted Acquisition Services, were honored at the AFFIRM Leadership Awards luncheon today for putting the principles of open ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Majority of employers in QPS survey see economic recovery
Seventy-two percent of the local companies responding to the latest QPS Employment Group survey say they are feeling the effects of the economic recovery. QPS, a Brookfield-based staffing and recruiting firm, surveyed more than 400 companies including manufacturers, banks, printers, distributors and information technology firms throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. Of the 72 percent they are experiencing recovery, 64 percent said they are feeling it “somewhat” and 8 percent said they are feeling it “very much.” Twenty-four percent said they are not feeling the recovery at all, and 4 percent of those surveyed ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Accessibility Standards - Nebraska Information Technology Commission
Federal Information Technology Accessibility Initiative. The Federal. Information Technology Accessibility Initiative (FITA) is an interagency effort, ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
US Federal IT Accessibility Initiative
Posted by Kareem Dale on June 08, 2010 at 02:40 PM EDT Sunday night, Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Obama, kicked off the President’s and White House’s celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act while delivering remarks to over 2,000 people from around the World at the VSA International Festival at the Kennedy Center. Valerie’s remarks, which you can find below, noted the significance of this historic landmark civil rights legislation, highlighted some of the President’s initiatives thus far related to people with disabilities and previewed that senior administration officials will ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Frequently Asked Questions About Section 508: Accessible ...
Government Code 11135 provides protection from discrimination from any program or activity that is conducted, funded directly by, or receives any financial assistance from the State of California. It brings into State law the protection of Title II of the ADA which ensures accessibility to government programs. It also codifies Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requiring accessibility of electronic and information technology. Q. What is Section 508? A . Section 508 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 amended in 1998 through the Workforce Investment Act. It requires that electronic and information technology ...
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LinkedIn Web Accessibility Discussion Part II - Should governments ...
Recently I started one sensible discussion on Linkedin around the problems with web accessibility for seniors and people with disabilities. Despite Internet is undoubtedly one of the best things ever happened to people with disabilities, as it opened up a whole new world of information for people, who are blind, deaf or have some disabilities preventing from independent information consumption, its potential still remains unrealized and sometimes unaccessible for those people. There were many brilliant suggestions from discussioners ranged from delivering a good accessible code to brining in people with disabilities to design ...
Federal Judge Sustains Discrimination Claims Against ...
Someone mentioned fear due to ignorance - yep, damn right, because when it become a legal matter it rapidly devolves into something you "need" a lawyer to even understand let alone implement. You don't need a lawyer to build an accessible site. You simply need a developer who understands the specification for HTML/XHTML and can design reasonably valid pages. You need a developer who understands how to add correct alt text, how to create usable forms and how to semantically structure a page (e.g. use headers and lists correctly) and maybe you need someone to test that the site can be navigated with just a keyboard, that ...