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10.06.20 DPS Advisory Committee Meeting
10.16.20 Parks & Recreation Committee Meeting
10.20.20 Fire/EMS Advisory Committee Meeting
10.20.20 Facilities Management Committee Meeting
10.22.20 Corrections Advisory Committee Meeting
11.05.20 Lower Peninsula Law Enforcement Committee Meeting

Featured Training
10.13.20 Effectively Managing Problem Employees
10.15.20 Effectively Managing Problem Employees
10.20.20 Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace
10.22.20 Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace

What's New/Hot Topic From MMRMA to You
Vacancies on Events Planning and State Pool Committees
Deadline to submit letters of interest for the Events Planning and State Pool Committees is Friday, October 2, 2020.

August 2020 Risk Journal
RAP/CAP grant update. Applications welcome; next deadline is October 2. Plus virtual public meeting tips from a member and a parliamentary expert, and exploring direct supervision in jails.

June 2020 Risk Journal
Developing, Communicating Plans to Reopen During and After Pandemic; Managing Inmate Expectations a Key Component of Effective Jails

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

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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