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Abstract Details for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Final Standards and Guidelines

The Access Board is revising and updating, in a single rulemaking, their 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. The revisions and updates to the section 508-based standards and section 255-based guidelines are intended to ensure that information and communication technology covered by the respective statutes is accessible to and usable by individuals with disabilities. This final rule is effective March 20, 2017.