[NFBWATLK] "508 Refresh"

Marci Carpenter mjc59 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 12 23:24:39 UTC 2017

Hi Elizabeth and listers,

We had hoped that the updated regs would also have been directed to state and local governments and private companies, since all are covered under the ADA, but the Administration chose a more narrow direction, There are efforts underway to mandate access to state websites through administrative action by the state, I am monitoring this closely so that, if it does not continue to move along quickly enough, we can and will address it with state legislation.  I will provide updates as soon as possible.

> On Jan 9, 2017, at 11:54 PM, Elizabeth Rene via NFBWATLK <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Reading Chris Danielson's most recent post, it occurs to me to wonder why Washington, the home of such cutting-edge IT, can't update it's own statutes and regs to require state agencies to ensure electronic accessibility as well. With a blind lieutenant governor presiding over the Senate using his own, newly installed IT to run the sessions, could it be time to draft and propose amendments to Title 49:60 RCW and it's WAC's, to propose a new statute all together holding agencies accountable for accessibility, to review the enforcement structure for potency, or to seek an appropriate executive order? I don't think this should be DSB's Job anymore, since many blind people aren't, and shouldn't be, clients.
> Thanks. 
> Elizabeth M René 
> Attorney at Law 
> WSBA #10710 
> KCBA #21824
> rene0373 at gmail.com
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