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.
The Board has released its 2022 Assessments of Virginia's Disability Services System on Access to Information for People with Disabilities and their Family Members and the School to Prison Pipeline. To read the assessments, please visit our Assessing Virginia's Disability Services page
The Board has three new fact sheets, developed in conjunction with the Partnership for People with Disabilities ad the Arc of Virginia, regarding safety information about coronavirus vaccines for people with disability, including safety, how to receive the vaccine, and what to expect after you get it.
Safety | How to Get the Vaccine | After You're Vaccinated
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