Obama Administration accepting comments for new web accessibility regulations

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The public has until April 9 to provide feedback to the federal government as part of its strategic plan to ensure the federal government’s websites and other information technology are disability accessible.

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“Americans with disabilities are Americans first and foremost, and like all Americans are entitled to not only full participation in our society, but also full opportunity in our society,” President Barack Obama said in a statement on July 26, 2011, calling on the federal government to improve compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, which requires federal agencies websites and other technology to be fully accessibility for people with disabilities.

In a blog post from March 19 on the White House website, three administration officials wrote that the adminstration has been meeting with disability advocacy groups and other stakeholders both inside and outside the government as part of the creation of the strategic plan.

Comments can be submitted here.