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At the M-Enabling Summit today, David Capozzi, Executive Director of the U.S. Access Board, confirmed the Board is working to publish the final rule updating Section 508 standards by October of this year. The team expects to ask the Board for a vote on the draft text during the July meeting. Once approved by the Board, the final rule will go to the Office of Budget Management (OMB) where the Board expects the review will take 90 days. Board staffers pointed out, however, that the OMB has wide discretion to take its time during the review so the exact review timeframe is unknown.  So, hopefully, we see the final version of the Refresh in October.