The Section 508 refresh moves forward - Oracle comments to the ANPRM

Last December the U.S. Access Board published their second Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking ("2011 ANPRM") - a second draft of the new accessibility regulations for Federal procurement of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Comments on this draft were due March 7th.

The draft rules generated over 70 public comments, addressing various aspects of the new rules. I coordinated Oracle's public comments on the 2011 ANPRM, and also spoke at the public hearing they held at the CSUN conference two weeks ago.

I have had the pleasure of being closely involved in the Section 508 refresh process from the beginning, as part of the advisory committee to the Access Board which produced an advisory report to help the Board create their refreshed rules. I am very much looking forward to the next steps in this process, and particularly to the final rule, which should be a major step forward.

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