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Re: 508 Refresh to be published

From: Mike Elledge <melledge@yahoo.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2015 13:35:15 -0500
Cc: WAI IG <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-Id: <6A7CC4F9-20BD-4B2F-8512-468EE4D428AF@yahoo.com>
To: Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com>
Two comments: Fantastic! And: About time!



> On Feb 13, 2015, at 5:34 PM, Phill Jenkins <pjenkins@us.ibm.com> wrote:
> 
> Did you see the official announcement regarding the 508 Refresh? 
> ____________________________________________
> Regards,
> Phill Jenkins, 
> Senior Engineer & Business Development Executive
> IBM Accessibility
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> 
> 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 hearings:  
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> 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. 
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> For information on pre-registering to testify, please contact Kathy Johnson at (202) 272–0041, (202) 272–0082 (TTY), or johnson@access-board.gov. 
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> 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 508@access-board.gov. 
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> 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 http://www.adaconferences.org/CIOC/ 
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>   
> 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) 
>   
> capozzi@access-board.gov (e-mail) 
> www.access-board.gov (web site) 
>   
> Visit our website and sign up for one of our free webinars. 
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