I genuinely cannot believe I am typing this: here is the final text of the Section 508 refresh (PDF, 127 pages, 1.14 mb).
Admittedly, due to other digital law issues, I have at this point only skimmed the text.
Even then, here is what piqued my interest:
- Harmonisation with the EU EN 301 459 standard (pages 15-18)
- Referenced standards: from page 65
- Conformance to WCAG Level A and AA (page 103)
- Privacy (page 115)
- Interoperability with AT (page 120)
A good summary is available from the Access Board.
To all of those #a11y warriors who have toughed it out for ten years on this one, go grab a beer. You deserve it. (And you’re going to need it from page 3 onwards.)