VBPD serves as Virginia's Developmental Disabilities (DD) Planning 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.
The 2017 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 delivery of education and employ¬ment services and supports for people with developmental disabilities in the Commonwealth.
The Virginia Board for People with Disabilities is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the Department for Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to conduct statewide disability awareness training for law enforcement officers. Press Release.
The latest Independent Reviewers Report for the DOJ Settlement Agreement is out. The 9th report of the Reviewer shows progress in a number of areas and places where significant improvement is still needed.
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