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Upcoming Meetings
02.20.19 Fire/EMS Advisory Committee Meeting
03.05.19 DPS Advisory Committee Meeting
03.07.19 2019 Risk Management Workshop
03.14.19 Administrative Advisory Committee Meeting
03.14.19 U.P. Law Enforcement Advisory Committee Meeting
03.26.19 Technology & Cyber Security Advisory Committee Meeting

Featured Training
02.19.19 Inmate Manipulation Training
03.12.19 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Workshop
03.12.19 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Workshop
04.03.19 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
04.03.19 Sexual Harassment Active Bystander Training
04.26.19 Rapid Deployment to Active Shooter
04.29.19 Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers
05.02.19 Tactical Encounters for Patrol Officers
05.20.19 Public Labor Law and Effective Grievance Processing for Supervisors
05.29.19 Emerging Legal Trends & Liability Management for SWAT & Emergency Response Operations


What's New/Hot Topic From MMRMA to You
MMRMA Announces $1.5 Million Distribution from State Pool Retention Fund
Board declares distribution based on recommendation from the State Pool Committee.


February 2019
Smart Onboarding and Orientation Practices; MMRMA Updates Five Valuable Risk Control Brochures; Preview of Risk Management Workshop

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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