Featured: A roundup of Section 508 analysis
If you haven’t heard, the Federal Regiater published new Section 508 regulations. There’s no shortage of analysis about what it means and the next steps for affected U.S. government agencies:
- Paciello Group: Section 508 Refresh (Part 1)
- Deque: Section 508 Refresh Update: ICT Final Rule Published
- SSB Bart Group: Key Features of the Section 508 Refresh
News and links
New 508 regulations now published in the Federal Register: From the rule, “We, the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board or Board), are revising and updating, in a single rulemaking, our standards for electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by Federal agencies covered by section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as well as our guidelines for telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment covered by Section 255 of the Communications Act of 1934.”
Resources, tools and tutorials
- Accessibility is a civil right (blog post)
- Using the aria-current attribute (blog post)
- Accessible Color Matrix (tool)
- User research that’s truly inclusive (even when the tools aren’t) (blog post)
- Security and accessibility when opening links in a new window (blog post)
New to A11y
Jeremy Keith recently published a book called Resilient Web Design you should check out. It’s a book about the Web, published on the Web, full of the principles that will help you make web sites that last.
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