August 18, 2016 | All Technology Topics, Free CLE

Rule 2.526: Digital Accessibility of Documents Electronically Transmitted to Florida Courts


This course has been approved by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Department for 1 hour of General CLE credit including 1 hour of Technology.

Rule of Judicial Administration 2.526 took effect January 1, 2012.  Rule 2.526 requires that any document that is or will become a judicial branch record, and that is electronically transmitted, must be formatted in a manner that complies with all state and federal laws requiring electronic accessibility to persons with disabilities.  These requirements include compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 508 of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as incorporated into Florida law by Section 282.603(1), Florida Statutes (2010).  This course will cover:  what is an accessible document?; electronic filing of court documents and digital accessibility of e-filed court documents; summary explanation of Rule 2.525(g) and Rule 2.526; necessary software; how to prepare and convert your document; and resources for troubleshooting. Course Number 1468.

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