ICT Newsletter – July 2017

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Oklahoma ABLE Tech Information and Communication Technology July, 2017 Newsletter

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Compiled by Rob Carr, Oklahoma ABLE Tech Accessibility Coordinator

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TechAccessOK Conference Returns

Oklahoma ABLE Tech is thrilled to announce TechAccessOK 2017, October 16-17, 2017 at the Reed Conference Center in Midwest City! TechAccessOK brings web and technology accessibility experts from around the state and the nation to Oklahoma to share their knowledge. Details about TechAccessOK are available, including the preliminary conference program, registration information and venue specifics.

Thank you to our TechAccessOK sponsors: The Oklahoma State Department of Education, the Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services, iPro Oklahoma, SiteImprove and the Southwest ADA Center!

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to learn more about accessible information and communication technology!

First of its Kind: Judge Says Winn Dixie Website Must Be Accessible

There are many settlement agreements out there that say that a public or private entity needs to make its website accessible. But, settlement agreements are not actual court precedent because a judge never rules. The settlement is reached before an actual ruling. That is why the case involving Winn Dixie is so significant. It is the first court judgement about a private entity's website where the court ruled that the entity must make the site accessible. TechAccessOK speaker Lainey Feingold summarizes the ruling and its impact.

New Section 508 Standards Set the Baseline

From Inside Higher Ed, national experts weigh in on how the updated Section 508 Rule and Standards can impact higher education, even though they may not apply directly to your institution. The same is true for agencies and other public sector entities. TechAccessOK sponsor and speaker Kevin Rydberg joins others in sharing their insights.

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