[Nfbnet-members-list] Urgent action! White House Twitter Chat on Web accessibility This Morning!

Danielsen, Chris CDanielsen at nfb.org
Thu Jul 28 13:50:40 UTC 2016

Dear Fellow Federationists:

As you know, for six years and counting, the Obama administration has 
failed to issue regulatory guidance to public entities and public 
accommodations covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act. We 
have just learned that this morning at 11 a.m. EDT, White House staff 
and the World Wide Web Consortium will hold a Twitter chat on web 
accessibility as part of the administration's celebration of the 
twenty-sixth anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act. 
Questions for Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett, Deputy Director of the 
Office of Science and Technology Policy Tom Kalil, and the World Wide 
Web Consortium can be submitted by 11 a.m. using the hash tag #ADA26. 
Let's ask the administration why it has failed to #UploadTheRegs! 
Please take a moment to submit a tweet like the sample one below, and 
to monitor and participate in the Twitter chat if you can by 
following the #ADA26 hash tag.

@vj44 @WhiteHouseOSTPRegulatory guidance is critical to promoting web 
#a11y. Why has this administration failed to #uploadtheregs? #ADA26

The more tweets we send, the more the White House will know of our 
determination to see meaningful guidance on web accessibility issued 
by this administration. Please forward this request to any members or 
friends who are on Twitter so that they too can participate. 
Also,  don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions.


Chris Danielsen

Christopher S. Danielsen, J.D.
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
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