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The Department of Justice is requesting approval to research the benefits of accessible web content for people who are blind—including websites and ICT that are essential in most workplaces today. These results would inform future rulemaking under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including the ADA's application to accessible workplace technology.

PEAT encourages public comments from stakeholders committed to accessible technology in the workplace in order to help assess the need for this research, and best practices for gathering the information. You can submit comments until August 30, 2016

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has extended the deadline for public comments regarding its proposed revision to the rules implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). You can submit comments until October 7, 2016.

DOJ is looking at establishing accessibility requirements for online services, programs, and activities provided to the public by state and local governments—including many employment-related tools and resources. PEAT has prepared the following resources on this topic

  • An introductory Q&A about this important issue
  • An in-depth policy brief that provides an overview and analysis of DOJ’s questions and the topics on which they’d like comments from the public 

When the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law in 1990, much of the technology currently used in workplace did not yet exist. In honor of the ADA's 26th anniversary, legal expert Bobby Silverstein recently sat down with PEAT for an in-depth Q&A exploring how the ADA applies to workplace ICT, and how recent settlements are impacting this issue.

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August 2016 eNews: DOJ extends open comment period on possible ADA revisions, PEAT announces a public online dialogue on increasing awareness of accessible workplace tech, and Eliza Greenwood reports on the value of hands-on training in digital accessibility for professional development.

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