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News from the U.S. Access Board

From the U.S. Access Board… Access Board Consults Stakeholders on Reform Plan During its July meeting, the Board met with stakeholders to gather feedback on an agency reform plan for improving its operations and services. Attendees included representatives from the American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Environmental Health Network, the Great Lakes ADA Center, the National Federation of the Blind,… Continue Reading News from the U.S. Access Board

What is audio description?

Answer: The 5,000 pound gorilla in the back of the room. From Wikipedia: “Audio description, also referred to as a video description, described video, or more precisely called a visual description, is an additional narration track intended primarily for blind and visually impaired consumers of visual media (including television and film, dance, opera, and visual art). It consists of a… Continue Reading What is audio description?

Section 508 Refresh

The web accessibility guidelines in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act have recently been amended to align with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.0 (WCAG-v2.0). Although federal departments have approximately a year to come into compliance with the new regulations, others may want to start working on making sure their website meet the newly revised guidelines. The following references… Continue Reading Section 508 Refresh