OET and OSEP are Buzzing with Excitement for Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

OET and OSEP are Buzzing with Excitement for Global Accessibility Awareness Day!

By: The Office of Special Education Programs and the Office of Educational Technology

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) and Office of Educational Technology (OET) are celebrating Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) throughout the month of May.

This year is an exciting year for accessibility! In January, the department released the new National EdTech Plan, and OSEP and OET co-published Assistive Technology Devices and Services for Children With Disabilities Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Here’s a list of accessibility hot topics and initiatives “buzzing” in our offices!

  • From the Department of Justice: On April 24, the Federal Register published the Department of Justice’s update of its regulations for Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). These updated regulations have specific requirements to ensure that web content and mobile applications are accessible to people with disabilities. State and local governments, including public school districts and universities, will have until 2027 or 2028 (depending on population size) to comply with these updates. For more information, see Fact Sheet: New Rule on the Accessibility of Web Content and Mobile Apps Provided by State and Local Governments.

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