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Access Board to Hold Public Hearing on Draft Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Rule

January 4, 2012

The U.S. Access Board will hold a public hearing January 11 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm [Eastern time] on a revised draft of updated accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT). The event will allow members of the public to comment on the released draft which updates requirements for ICT covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act.

The hearing will take place at the Board’s meeting space at 1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800, in downtown Washington, D.C. Registration is not required, but those who wish to provide comments are encouraged to contact Kathy Johnson at, (202) 272-0041 (voice), or (202) 272-0065 (TTY). Those unable to attend in person can make arrangements with Ms. Johnson to provide comments by phone. The Board will also provide a dial-in option (limited capacity) for listening to testimony and online real-time transcription of the proceedings.

Public Hearing on the Draft Update of ICT Requirements
January 11, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm [Eastern Time]
Access Board Meeting Room
1331 F Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20004

Call-in option (listening only):
Dial: (517) 308-9247 or (888) 469-2078 (toll-free)
Passcode: 4144
Note: Contact Kathy Johnson in advance if you wish to make comments by phone at, (202) 272-0041 (voice), or (202) 272-0065 (TTY)
Real-time transcription:

A second hearing will be held March 1 in San Diego [California] at the annual CSUN conference. The hearing will be open to the general public and will not be limited to those registered for the conference.

News source: U.S. Access Board

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