The National Institute of Standards and Technology has opened the comment period for its draft publication on cloud computing accessibility as part of an effort to help employees with disabilities utilize the cloud.
NIST said ThursdayÂ the “Cloud Computing and Accessibility Considerations” publication looks into the challenges facing those employees as organizations adopt cloud computing platforms.
“[The document] examines the challenges, barriers and opportunities federal information technology managers face to comply with both the federal government’s accessibility requirementsâSection 508 of the Rehabilitation Actâand the federal Cloud First policy,” said Robert Bohn, NIST’s cloud computing technology program manager.
The draft publication also cites eight “experiences of inaccessibility” with new technology as well as barriers particularly in cloud computing environments.
NIST’s Cloud Computing Accessibility Public Working Group willÂ accept comments on the draft throughÂ April 29.