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ATBCB RIN: 3014-AA37 Publication ID: Fall 2015 
Title: Information and Communication Technology Standards and Guidelines 
Abstract:

This rulemaking would update in a single document the accessibility standards for electronic and information technology covered by section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794d) (section 508), and the accessibility guidelines for telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment covered by Section 255 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 255) (section 255).  Section 508 requires the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council (FAR Council) and each appropriate federal department or agency to revise their procurement policies and directives no later than 6 months after the Access Boards publication of standards. The FAR Council has incorporated the accessibility standards for electronic and information technology in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR chapter 1). Under section 255, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is responsible for issuing implementing regulations and enforcing Section 255. The FCC has promulgated enforceable standards (47 CFR parts 6 and 7) implementing section 255 that are consistent with the Access Boards accessibility guidelines for telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment. Similarly, the Access Board's 2010 ANPRM included a proposal to amend section 220 of the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) but, based on public comments, the ADAAG proposal is no longer included in this rulemaking and will be pursued separately at a later date. 

 
Agency: Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board(ATBCB)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 36 CFR 1193    36 CFR 1194   
Legal Authority: 47 U.S.C. 255(e)    29 U.S.C. 794(d)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Establishment of Advisory Committee  07/06/2006  71 FR 38324   
ANPRM  03/22/2010  75 FR 13457   
ANPRM Comment Period End  06/21/2010    
ANPRM  12/08/2011  76 FR 76640   
ANPRM Comment Period End  03/07/2012 
NPRM  02/27/2015  80 FR 10879   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/28/2015 
Final Action  10/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL: www.access-board.gov   Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Gretchen Jacobs
General Counsel
Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board
1331 F Street NW., Suite 1000,
Washington, DC 20004-1111
Phone:202 272-0040
TDD Phone:202 272-0062
Fax:202 272-0081
Email: jacobs@access-board.gov