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<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">ADA Title II: State and Local Government Activities</span></span>
 
<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">ADA Title II: State and Local Government Activities</span></span>
  
<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">'''Section 508 '''of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d) requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities.</span></span> <span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">The act was amended in 1998 as part of the</span></span><span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">Workforce Investment Act of 1998.</span></span>
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<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">'''Section 508 '''of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d) requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities.</span></span> <span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">The act was amended in 1998 as part of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.</span></span>
  
 
<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">The U.S. Department of Justice has issued '''revised ADA Title II and Title III regulations''' which took effect&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">March 15, 2011</span></span>. <span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">A number of topics are addressed. Those affecting information technology include:</span></span>
 
<span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">The U.S. Department of Justice has issued '''revised ADA Title II and Title III regulations''' which took effect&nbsp;</span></span><span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">March 15, 2011</span></span>. <span style="font-size:larger"><span style="font-family: tahoma,geneva,sans-serif">A number of topics are addressed. Those affecting information technology include:</span></span>

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in employment, State and local government, public accommodations, commercial facilities, transportation, and telecommunications. It also applies to the United States Congress.

ADA Title I: Employment

ADA Title II: State and Local Government Activities

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d) requires Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology (EIT) accessible to people with disabilities. The act was amended in 1998 as part of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

The U.S. Department of Justice has issued revised ADA Title II and Title III regulations which took effect March 15, 2011. A number of topics are addressed. Those affecting information technology include:

  • Effective Communication
    • Providing Auxiliary Aids and Services (To be effective, auxiliary aids and services must be provided in accessible formats, in a timely manner, and in such a way as to protect the privacy and independence of the individual with a disability.)
    • Sign Language Interpreters
    • Telecommunications
  • Examinations and Courses

Resources

ADA.gov

Section508.gov

ADA Title II and Title III Regulations Fact Sheets

A Guide to Disability Rights

Guide to the Section 508 Standards for Electronic and Information Technology