accessibility standards


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ac·ces·si·bil·i·ty stan·dards

(ak'ses-ĭ-bil'ĭ-tē stan'dărdz)
The U.S. Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability and requires places of public accommodation and commercial facilities to meet federally mandated requirements of accessibility.

accessibility standards (akses´abil´itē),

n.pl the requirements designed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), by which public places must provide disabled individuals with barrier-free access to buildings, forms of communication, and modes of transportation such as dental offices and clinics.
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The official said as per the best international practices, the web accessibility standards for persons with disabilities have been introduced in website so that special people can also use the website without any hassle.
The cleanup comes after a Department of Justice ruling in January that public online content should meet higher accessibility standards as outlined in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as a condition of remaining publicly available.
The World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, has developed a series of Web Content Accessibility Standards, currently in its second version (WCAG 2.
204 applies, acquisitions of E&IT supplies and services must meet the applicable accessibility standards of 36 CFR part 1194.
On July 26, 2010, the Justice Department issued an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM), seeking input from the public by January 24, 2011 about the accessibility standards it expects to develop.
Araft of new accessibility standards is just around the corner for Ontario's private sector businesses, not-for-profit organizations and any other service provider with at least one employee.
ACCESSIBILITY standards continues to be a critical and challenging topic for the multifamily housing industry.
George addition and meets wheelchair accessibility standards.
Irene Hand, ICT manager for CV One Ltd, said: "The brief was to build a website that conforms to W3C - World Wide Web Consortium - usability and accessibility standards, providing easy navigation with a logical structure and layout for the wealth of information contained in it.
GSA will begin grading agencies on their compliance with Section 508 accessibility standards, using the Bush administration's favorite redgreen scorecard.
In terms of the clarity of accessibility standards, 65 percent of respondents aren't sure which regulation overrides the others when state and federal standards conflict.
He is active in community organizations, notably the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons and was appointed to chair the Accessibility Standards Advisory Council at the Ontario Legislature in December 2005.
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