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S. 3683 - Department of Veterans Affairs Website Accessibility Act of 2018

Introduced: 2018-11-29
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 3683


    To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the accessibility of websites of the Department of Veterans Affairs to individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 29, 2018

    Mr. Casey introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs


A BILL

    To require the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to conduct a study on the accessibility of websites of the Department of Veterans Affairs to individuals with disabilities, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Department of Veterans Affairs Website Accessibility Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Study on the accessibility of websites of the Department of Veterans Affairs to individuals with disabilities.

(a) Study.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall conduct a study of all websites, including attached files and web-based applications, of the Department of Veterans Affairs to determine whether such websites are accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d).

(b) Report.—Not later than 90 days after completing the study under subsection (a), the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on such study.

(c) Elements.—The report required by subsection (b) shall include the following:

(1) A list of each website, file, or web-based application described in subsection (a) that is not accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d).

(2) The plan of the Secretary to bring each website, file, or web-based application identified in the list under paragraph (1) into compliance with the requirements of section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794d).


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