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USACM Comments on Proposed Federal Accessibility Standards and Guidelines
USACM yesterday submitted comments to the U.S. Access Board on updated federal accessibility standards and guidelines for information and communication technology (ICT) under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Telecommunications Act. The current standard ...Read More

  • (Posted on 29-May-15)
  • Washington News – Alerts and Updates
    General Announcements * USACM submitted comments on the NIST roadmap for usability and accessibility of future elections. USACM’s comments highlight the importance of usable and accessible voting technologies and systems and the need to improve and ensure the right of all voters ...Read More

  • (Posted on 11-May-15)
  • Washington News – Alerts and Updates
    * ACM named Michael Stonebraker of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recipient of the 2014 ACM A.M. Turing Award for fundamental contributions to the concepts and practices underlying modern database systems. * ACM named Dan Boneh recipient of the 2014 ACM-Infosys F ...Read More

  • (Posted on 14-Apr-15)
  • Washington News – Alerts and Updates
    * Congress continues to hold budget hearings. * The White House invites nominations for the National Medal of Science. The deadline is April 27. * The White House invites nominations for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. The deadline is June 1. Voting * The U.S. El ...Read More

  • (Posted on 19-Mar-15)
  • Washington News – Alerts and Updates
    * USACM sent congratulatory letters to the three new Commissioners of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. The letter recommends reestablishing the Technical Guidelines Development Committee, updating the Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines, updating the testing and certifica ...Read More

  • (Posted on 25-Feb-15)
  • Washington News – Alerts and Updates
    General News • USACM submitted a statement to the U.S. Copyright Office in support of a proposed security research exemption to the prohibitions against circumvention under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Multiple committees collaborated on the statement. ̶ ...Read More

  • (Posted on 10-Feb-15)