Policy Matters

From the Section 508 refresh to progress around Section 501, the regulatory landscape influencing accessible information and communications technology (ICT) is ever evolving. To help employers, employees, and technology providers learn about and understand the latest federal regulatory developments, Policy Matters provides policy analysis and news regarding laws and regulations, court decisions, and government resources related to the accessibility of technology used in all aspects of employment.

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Survey on Workplace Tech for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

News and Top Trends

The Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University is conducting a survey to examine considerations for workplace technology use by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The deadline is June 30, 2019.

DOJ Confirms Websites are Covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently released a significant statement clarifying that digital accessibility is covered by the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The SUN Survey: Lend Your Voice to Inform Accessible Tech Development

News and Top Trends Ideas and Initiatives

Salimah LaForce explains how people with disabilities can help make wireless technologies more accessible by participating in the latest release of the Wireless RERC’s Survey of User Needs (SUN). First launched in 2001, this cornerstone survey provides essential data to engineers, designers, the wireless industry, and government regulators to help make wireless technology more accessible.

 

Featured Resources

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The 2014 WIOA Act requires American Job Centers to use technologies that are accessible to individuals with disabilities—and PEAT is here to help in these efforts.

Read more: The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): What It Means for Accessible Technology and American Job Centers]
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Here's what you need to know about the U.S. Access Board's long-awaited update to these federal regulations.

Read more: The Section 508 Refresh is Here!]
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Explore detailed analysis about the implications of 171 DOJ settlement agreements addressing ICT accessibility.

Read more: How is the Department of Justice Addressing Website and ICT Accessibility?]