Network Bulletin No. 01-02
Date: January 12, 2001
Subject: Reference materials
Index term: Accessibility standards and guidelines for
Two new publications dealing with electronic and information
technology accessibility have been recently published and
are available online.
On December 21, 2000, the U. S. Architectural and
Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board)
issued accessibility standards for electronic and
information technology under Section 508 of the
Rehabilitation Act, as amended. The scope is limited at this
time to the federal sector. These standards will become part
of the federal procurement regulations. At some future date
the Access Board plans to issue guidance on how these
standards apply to the states under the Assistive Technology
Act. The __Electronic and Information Technology
Accessiblity Standards__ is available on the Internet at
It was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 21, 2000
(36 CFR part 1194), 58+pages.
For further information contact Doug Wakefield, Office of
Technical and Information Services, Architectural and
Transportation Barriers Compliance Board, 1331 F Street NW,
Suite 1000, Washington DC 20004-1111, (202) 272-5434, ext.
139, e-mail <[log in to unmask]>.
__Making Educational Software Accessible: Design Guidelines
Including Math and Science Solutions__ by the CD-ROM Access
Project of the National Science Foundation is available
online at <http://www.ncam.wgbh.org/cdrom>.
This publication describes specific ways to make educational
software more accessible to students with disabilities.
This document is also available in print without cost.
Contact Mary Watkins at WGBH, National Center for Accessible
Media at (617) 300-3700 or e-mail <Mary [log in to unmask]>.
For further information contact: