VBPD serves as Virginia's Developmental Disabilities (DD) Council. DD Councils are in every state and territory of the United States. They work for the benefit of individuals with DD and their families to identify needs and help develop policies, programs and services that will meet these needs in a manner that respects dignity and independence.
Virginia will be offering new high quality, low cost healthcare coverage to thousands of people with disabilities beginning January 1, 2019. Qualification criteria have changed and new plans are available. To see if you qualify and to get enrolled, visit http://www.coverva.org/.
The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities has announced grant awards worth more than $444,000 to three Virginia universities, including William & Mary, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Radford University, for projects designed to improve integrated employment and inclusive education in the Commonwealth.
The 2018 Virginia Board for People with Disabilities Disability Services Assessments have been published. The Assessments identify critical issues, data trends, and unmet needs of people with developmental disabilities, and offer recommendations for improving the accessibility, availability, and quality of housing and transportation services and supports for people with developmental disabilities in the Commonwealth.
The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities has released a statement regarding the impact of the proposed repeal of current net neutrality regulations on the disability community. Read the release.
At a minimum, this web site meets Section 508 and at least Level A Conformance to WCAG 1.0. On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Access Board published a final rule as the new standard for website accessibility. The rule requires adherence to the new accessibility standards twelve months from its date of publication. VBPD is working towards WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance.
The goals of the VBPD's accessibility plan are:
All new content posted on this website after January 18, 2018, will meet W3C’s WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance.
All content posted prior to January 18, 2018, will be remediated to meet W3C’s WCAG 2.0 Level AA compliance as soon as possible