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The results of a report on accessible technology, released December 14 by the Majority Staff of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging chaired by Senator Robert P. Casey (D-PA), formed the basis for separate articles published this week, one by The Washington Post and the other by The Hill Newspaper

The Committee’s report takes VA to task for neglecting accessibility issues on its webpages that negatively affect veterans with sight loss, the articles say. Other federal agencies as well are not adequately complying with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.  The Post story quoted BVA Executive Director Donald D. Overton, Jr., Director of Special Initiatives Tim Hornik, and Pennsylvania Regional Group member Ron Biglin. To read The Washington Post article, click here. To read The Hill article, click here. To access a two-page summary of the Senate report’s recommendations and then the full report itself, click respectively here and here.