Updates to Section 508 Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Standards and Telecommunications Act Accessibility Guidelines

Docket ID: ATBCB-2011-0007
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (ATBCB)
The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) is issuing this second Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) to continue the process of updating its standards for electronic and information technology, which apply to federal agencies, and its guidelines for telecommunications accessibility, which apply to telecommunications manufacturers.
RIN: 3014-AA37
Impacts and Effects: Small Entities (Business)
CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1193,36 CFR 1194
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2015
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: 47 U.S.C. 255(e), 29 U.S.C. 794(d)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: Business
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
Establishment of Advisory Committee07/06/200671 FR 38324
ANPRM03/22/201075 FR 13457
ANPRM Comment Period End06/21/2010
ANPRM12/08/201176 FR 76640
ANPRM Comment Period End03/07/2012
NPRM02/27/201580 FR 10879
NPRM Comment Period End05/28/2015
Final Action10/00/2016
Docket Details open glossary dialog  
Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: ATBCB-2015-0002
Short Title: ICT Refresh 508/255
Keyword(s): 255, 508, Communications, ICT, Telecom
Subtype: NA
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Mar 07, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/08/2011
ID: ATBCB-2011-0007-0002
Comment Period Closed
Mar 07, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 12/07/2011
ID: ATBCB-2011-0007-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 12/14/2011
ID: ATBCB-2011-0007-0004

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/16/2012
ID: ATBCB-2011-0007-0080
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/14/2012
ID: ATBCB-2011-0007-0078


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Gretchen Jacobs
General Counsel
202 272-0040
202 272-0062 (TDD)
202 272-0081 (Fax)
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Washington, DC 20004-1111
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