Understanding the Proposed Department of Justice Rule on Website Accessibility

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 3:30 - 4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Webinar Type: Archive
Webinar Code: AT16-WEB15-AR
Webinar Fee: $39

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Overview

On May 9, 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice issued a “Supplemental Advance Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking” regarding website accessibility under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which applies to state and local governments. In this notice, the Department of Justice raised a number of questions related to how it should enforce the ADA with regard to the accessibility of websites for state and local governments. This webinar will discuss the notice and ways that entities can provide comment on the important issues that the notice raises.

Learning Objectives

  1. Attendees will have a clearer grasp of the DOJ's regulatory process in creating rules about website accessibility.
  2. Attendees will have a better understanding of the content of the proposed rule and how DOJ will enforce the ADA going forward.
  3. Attendees will understand how the commenting process works, and how they can be a part of it.

Speaker

Curtis Edmonds

Managing Attorney
Disability Rights New Jersey
Curtis D. Edmonds is the program director for the Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) of Disability Rights New Jersey. ATAC is the designated state program for New Jersey under the federal Assistive Technology Act. Disability Rights New Jersey (DRNJ), formerly New Jersey Protection & Advocacy, Inc., is the designated protection and advocacy agency for New Jersey. DRNJ is a private non-profit located in Trenton.

Curtis has a bachelor's degree from Baylor University and a law degree from the University of Texas, and has been admitted to the Texas, Georgia, and New Jersey bars. He has authored several law review articles on disability law with respect to transportation, employment, and health care. He has also authored research articles regarding the accessible use of assistive technology in distance education.

He previously worked on website accessibility and information technology issues for the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. He assisted in the development of the Georgia Research in Accessible Distance Education (GRADE) project, and developed several accessible teaching modules for distance educators. He has also served on the Texas staffs of Senator Phil Gramm, Governor George W. Bush, and Governor Rick Perry.
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Speaker Non-Financial Relationship Disclosure: Yes

Strand

Accessibility

Target Audience

Accessibility Professionals, ADA Administrators, AT Professionals, Educators, Individuals with Disabilities

Experience Level

Intermediate

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