The Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC) will deliver its report to the Board on April 3, 2008. The report will include recommendations on updating the Board’s Section 508 standards for electronic and information technology and its guidelines for telecommunications products covered by Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act. The Committee’s presentation is scheduled for 3:00 at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Washington, D.C. and will be followed by a reception.
At the Committee’s last meeting, which took place January 7 – 9, members continued their review of the recommendations prepared to date and sought consensus on remaining issues. In addition to recommendations on the substance of provisions, the Committee also addressed revisions to the organization and structure of the standards that take into account the continuously evolving nature of the technologies covered. The Committee’s report will be the basis for the Board’s first update of the Section 508 standards since their original publication in 2000. The Board will review the Committee recommendations and issue an update proposal which will be available for public comment.
The Committee is continuing its discussions by weekly teleconferences every Tuesday from 1:00 – 4:00 (Eastern). Further information on the work of the committee, including its schedule for conference calls, is availale on the 508 Update page and the committee’s website at http://teitac.org. For more information, contact Tim Creagan at email@example.com , (202) 272-0016 (v), or (202) 272-0082 (TTY).