Nevada ADA

Americans with Disabilities Act



Technology Advisory Committee to update regulations

Tim Creagan of the Access Board said in a letter to Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee members yesterday that the “Access Board voted to release a second draft of the ICT rule near the end of September 2011.”

Sections 255 and 508 regulate accessibility standards for electronic and information technologies, created by the U.S. Access Board.

The current regulations can be found here and to read more about the subject read Peter Korn’s blog post: The next step in the Section 508/255 Refresh, and Oracle’s public comments.



HTML5 Last Call in May 2011

HTML5 LogoThe W3C extended the charter of the HTML Working Group and reaffirmed it’s commitment to attain Last Call for HTML5 in May 2011. W3C plans to reach Recommendation by 2014. The work of W3C and other standards groups is critical in developing and maintaining an interoperable web where a multitude of devices and technologies are able to operate and users are not left stranded by proprietary media formats or balkanized accessibility technologies.

“Even as innovation continues, advancing HTML5 to Recommendation provides the entire Web ecosystem with a stable, tested, interoperable standard,” said Jeff Jaffe, W3C CEO. “The decision to schedule the HTML5 Last Call for May 2011 was an important step in setting industry expectations. Today we take the next step, announcing 2014 as the target for Recommendation.”

Source: W3C Press Release

W3C details draft standards for touch interfaces

W3C publishes a draft standard for touch based interaction for web applications. The draft specifications are intended to provide a standards driven approach to web application awareness of touch based events, such as hover which is currently not supported. The draft is primarily driven by web-kit based strategies given the dominant position held by web-kit based browsers in the touch screen market. Such specifications and approaches should also serve as a basis for assuring the development of accessibility methods for touch based web applications.

Touch Events Specification

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