[Accessibleweb] Accessibility of Web Information and Services of
State and Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations
Richard B. Ells
rells at u.washington.edu
Thu Jul 29 13:19:45 PDT 2010
Just noticed this. Not sure how it applies to the UW and our various Web sites, but it is likely to be an indicator of where "common practice" we may be judged against is going.
Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Accessibility of Web Information and Services of State and Local Government Entities and Public Accommodations
Quote from Summary:
"The Department of Justice (Department) is considering revising the regulations implementing title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA or Act) in order to establish requirements for making the goods, services, facilities, privileges, accommodations, or advantages offered by public accommodations via the Internet, specifically at sites on the World Wide Web (Web), accessible to individuals with disabilities. The Department is also considering revising the ADA´s title II regulation to establish requirements for making the services, programs, or activities offered by State and local governments to the public via the Web accessible. The Department is issuing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) in order to solicit public comment on various issues relating to the potential application of such requirements and to obtain background information for the regulatory assessment the Department must prepare if it were to adopt requirements that are economically significant according to Executive Order 12866."
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