peterkorn writes "The U.S. Access Board — 'an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities' — sets the technical rules for accessibility by people with disabilities of IT sales to the U.S. government, and in U.S. telecommunications equiptment. They have named the composition of the new committee to update the Section 508 accessibility standards and the Section 255 accessibility guidelines. This advisory committee will help the Access Board with an overhaul of the Telecommunication Act Accessibility Guidelines and the set of Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards of Section 508. There were reportedly 4 applicants for each of the 40 slots on the committee."
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