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Re: FW: Where to go now?

From: Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 16:40:39 -0500
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Scott, Kynn,

Regarding timing of Section 508 regulations, I believe that the US Access
Board will first issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), which will
be followed by a public comment period; then the final rule would be issued
after the appropriate periods for public comment have concluded. 

Additional information on the Section 508 process is available from the
Access Board especially their Q&A on 508
<http://www.access-board.gov/eitaac/section-508-q&a.htm>. For other links
related to Sec 508 please look at the WAI policy reference links page under
that section <http://www.w3.org/WAI/References/Policy.html#508>.

Cynthia is right that the W3C does not control the content or timing of the
US Access Board's Section 508 rules. For comments on W3C documents
including WAI guidelines, that is through W3C; for comments on the US
federal agency's guidelines, that should be to the appropriate US federal

- Judy

At 01:01 PM 11/17/99 -0800, Waddell, Cynthia wrote:
>Mr. Luebking,
>I noticed your comment "It be great if it can be tied into the 508
>dates on web page accessibility."
>The W3C has no control over the content and release date of the U.S. federal
>agency's final Section 508 rules on access to electronic and information
>technology.  These rules are currently being formalized within the agency
>and could be issued at any moment; although the stated release date is "by
>February 2000." 
>Cynthia D. Waddell
>Cynthia D. Waddell   
>ADA Coordinator
>City Manager Department
>City of San Jose, CA USA
>801 North First Street, Room 460
>San Jose, CA  95110-1704
>(408)971-0134 TTY
>(408)277-3885 FAX
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Scott Luebking [mailto:phoenixl@netcom.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, November 17, 1999 11:08 AM
>To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
>Subject: Where to go now?
>The responses I've gotten about dynamic web pages which have been customized
>for blind users have been so consistently positive that I am pretty
>convinced that this approach is appropriate for blind users.
>(If you have seen the examples and disagree, please let me know.)
>I'd like to see the guidelines address the issue and was wondering what
>the steps are for that.  It be great if it can be tied into the 508
>dates on web page accessibility.
Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
Director,Web Accessibility Initiative(WAI), World Wide Web Consortium(W3C)

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