U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20240
March 20, 2013
In Reply Refer To:
1261 (WO250/560/600/720/854) P
EMS TRANSMISSION 03/22/2013
Information Bulletin No. 2013-050
To: All Washington Office and Field Office Officials
From: Principal Deputy Director
Subject: Washington Office Accessibility Working Group
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) along with other Federal agencies is required to follow various legal mandates and policies that require the agencies to make facilities, programs, services, and electronic information technology (EIT) accessible for people with disabilities.
In the BLM, the responsibility for these mandates and policies fall under several different directorates making coordination and communication essential.
At the Washington Office (WO), employees across different directorates are working together on public accessibility issues and sharing information. This effort has formed the basis for the creation of a WO Accessibility Working Group (WO-AWG). This group, working with state and field office contacts which have accessibility and compliance responsibilities will:
Attachment 1 provides the list of laws, regulations, standards, and guidelines for the Federal Government. The attachment has been organized into three main categories as below:
The attachment also provides examples of how these laws, regulations, standards and guidelines may affect or relate to various duties and responsibilities.
Attachment 2 includes a current list of state, center, and field office contacts with responsibilities for accessibility in each of the three categories. All offices are encouraged to update this list and forward to Tina McDonald, WO-250, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the WO- AWG or any of the laws, regulations, standards and guidelines, please contact Tina McDonald, National Accessibility Coordinator, WO-250, Recreation and Visitor Services Division at 202-912-7251, or Gina Edelen, Public Civil Rights Manager, WO-720, Civil Rights Division at 202-912-7488, or Marjorie Chiles, Civil Engineer, WO-854, Engineering and Asset Management Policy Branch at 202-912-7151, or Kimberly Ashby, Section 508 Coordinator, WO-560, IRM Governance Management Division at
202-912-7551. For questions about the BLM’s web sites or closed caption, contact Kaveh Sadeghzadeh, New Media Lead, WO600, Office of New Media at 202-912-7423.
Signed by: Authenticated by:
Jamie E. Connell Robert M. Williams
Acting, Deputy Director Operations Division of IRM Governance,WO-560
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