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12.04.18 DPS Advisory Committee Meeting
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12.14.18 Parks and Rec Advisory Committee Meeting
12.20.18 Administrative Advisory Committee Meeting
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06.20.19 Administrative Advisory Committee Meeting

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What Employers Should Know: Prop 1 Legalizing Recreational Marijuana
Law does not change rights of employers to implement and enforce policies relating to employee marijuana use.


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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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