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Upcoming Meetings
09.28.18 Parks and Rec Advisory Committee Meeting
11.02.18 Parks and Rec Advisory Committee Meeting
11.13.18 Technology & Cyber Security Advisory Committee Meeting
12.04.18 DPS Advisory Committee Meeting
12.14.18 Parks and Rec Advisory Committee Meeting

Featured Training
09.25.18 Temporary Traffic Control Training
09.26.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
09.26.18 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
09.26.18 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
10.03.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
10.04.18 Rescue Task Force (RTF) Training
10.09.18 Corrections Supervision Training
10.10.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
10.17.18 Emergency Vehicle Operator Refresher Course
10.17.18 Managing a Mental Health Crisis
10.23.18 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
10.23.18 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
11.02.18 Public Labor Law and Effective Grievance Processing for Supervisors
12.04.18 Rapid Deployment to Active Shooter
01.09.19 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
01.09.19 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training


What's New/Hot Topic From MMRMA to You
Senior Counsel Tim Belanger Set to Retire October 1
Tim has been a part of the MMRMA team for 25 years, and we wish him many happy adventures in retirement!


August 2018
Board Chairman on the Value of Member-MMRMA Partnerships; Managing Cyber Security Threats in Public Spaces; Updated Data Breach Coverage for Members Reflects Evolving Risks

June 2018
Upcoming Annual Meeting Emphasizes Balance of Technology, People; Riding Innovation Wave Takes Creativity & Partnerships; MMRMA Tactical Encounters Training Improves Critical Thinking in Law Enforcement Officers

Preparing for Anticipated Website Accessibility Standards

Posted: Tuesday, June 20, 2017

In recent years, there has been a rise in litigation under the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) regarding the accessibility of websites. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has proposed adopting compliance standards, developed by the World Wide Web Consortium, which would make websites more accessible for individuals with disabilities, including the visually impaired, hearing impaired, and individuals with learning limitations, movement limitations, and speech disabilities. 

The DOJ expects to issue new rules on ADA website compliance by 2018. In addition, public entities should be aware that existing guidelines such as ADA Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 and Section 508 are being enforced more often.

Accessibility rules relating to websites are evolving at a rapid pace, which makes it even more difficult for public entities to maintain compliance. Local municipalities may choose to begin making their websites WCAG 2.0 compliant in anticipation of legislation expected in 2018.

Please see the links below for additional information.

Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0

ADA Best Practices Tool Kit for State and Local Governments:
Chapter 5: Website Accessibility Under Title II of the ADA

 

 




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Michigan Municipal Risk
Management Authority

14001 Merriman Road
Livonia, MI 48154
734.513.0300
800.243.1324

MMRMA has been a leader in municipal risk since 1980 and remains committed to meeting the ever-expanding challenges faced by its membership. MMRMA's risk control services are designed to help its members identify, prevent, and mitigate losses through on-site surveys, training, and other services. MMRMA also provides its members with premier claims and legal services, sound financial management, and essential news on the latest developments in public risk management.


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