Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines
FEDERAL AGENCY: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (U.S. Access Board)
All public facing PDFs must be accessible as of March 23, 2018, according to the final Federal rule (for the ICT Refresh under Section 508).
For inclusion in ROSA P: NTL Repository & Open Science Access Portal https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/, ROSA P submitters should run the Accessibility Check under Tools in Adobe and make the PDF as accessible as possible.
How do I know if this applies to me?
Like the original 508 Standards, the updated 508 Standards apply to a federal agency’s full range of public-facing content, including websites, documents and media, blog posts, and social media sites.
The final rule also specifically lists the types of non-public-facing content that must comply. This includes electronic content used by a federal agency for official business to communicate: emergency notifications, initial or final decisions adjudicating administrative claims or proceedings, internal or external program or policy announcements, notices of benefits, program eligibility, employment opportunities or personnel actions, formal acknowledgements or receipts, questionnaires or surveys, templates or forms, educational or training materials, and web-based intranets.
Overview of the Final Rule ICT Refresh
The U.S. Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.
USDOT Section 508/Accessibility Resources (USDOT employees)
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