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Understanding the HHS Rule on Accessibility

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

In a significant move to address longstanding challenges faced by individuals with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced a landmark rule to advance equity and strengthen protections under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.

Effective May 1, 2024, this new rule represents a critical step forward in eliminating discrimination, ensuring accessibility across all health and human service programs funded by HHS, and significantly advancing equity and strengthening protections for individuals with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. By setting forth clear standards for digital and communication accessibility, the HHS rule aims to create a more inclusive environment where individuals with disabilities can fully participate and receive equitable treatment.

This webinar is essential for health and human services professionals, IT and web development, legal compliance, and advocacy roles. Attendees will leave with a comprehensive understanding of the new HHS rule and actionable insights to ensure their programs and activities are accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Join Allyant Accessibility Experts for an in-depth webinar exploring the crucial nuances of the newly finalized rule. Webinar topics will include:

  • Overview of the HHS Final Rule: Learn about the critical elements of the new rule, “Discrimination Based on Disability in Health and Human Service Programs or Activities,” and understand its impact on advancing disability rights.
  • Accessibility Requirements Explained: Learn what accessibility means for all communications, including websites, mobile apps, documents, and print, as defined by the rule. Discover how compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 AA is now mandatory, aligning with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Ensuring Effective Communication: Understand the importance of providing auxiliary aids and services to communicate effectively with individuals with hearing and vision disabilities. Explore the aids and services required, such as accessible formats like Braille and large print.
  • Practical Implications and Compliance: Get practical advice on how organizations can ensure compliance with the new rule. Understand the steps necessary to meet the technical standards for digital accessibility and provide effective communication aids.

 

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Date:

June 20

Time:

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Event Category:

  • Webinar

Event Tag:

  • accessibility

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Venue

Webinar