The Arc Submits Comments on Cognitive Accessibility

The Arc submitted comments to the Access Board in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM). The Access Board is proposing to revise and update both its standards for electronic and information technology for federal agencies covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and its guidelines for telecommunications equipment and services and customer premises equipment covered by the Communications Act. The Arc applauds the Access Board for proposing to replace the current product-based approach with requirements based on functionality. This approach would help keep pace with fundamental advances in technology, most notably the proliferation of devices with multifunctional capabilities, such as smartphones and tablets. However, we recommend the inclusion of specific functional performance criteria for cognitive limitations. Read our comments on The Arc’s website

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