GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

Technology Accessibility Playbook Workshop - January 2017

Tue, 02/07/2017 - 16:53 -- phillip.crawford

On January 25-26, 2017, the CIO Council Accessibility Community of Practice (ACOP) hosted a workshop on the Technology Accessibility Playbook, which helps federal agencies create mature Section 508 programs. Thirty participants from 16 federal agencies attended the workshop, including Section 508 Program Managers, Developers and Procurement Specialists.

New Section 508 Rule: Transition Assistance is Coming

Tue, 01/10/2017 - 14:59 -- phillip.crawford

The United States Access Board has refreshed Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The General Services Administration's Government-wide Section 508 Program, along with the Access Board, and the Accessibility Community of Practice, will guide agencies through the transition with training, tools, and communication resources.

NEW: Access Board Updates Requirements for Information and Communication Technology

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 15:29 -- phillip.crawford

Source: Tim Cregan (Access Board)

January 9, 2017

The Access Board today released a final rule that updates accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The rule also refreshes guidelines for telecommunications equipment subject to Section 255 of the Communications Act. 

Microsoft’s Journey to Accessibility

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 14:58 -- phillip.crawford

On December 6, 2016, Accessibility Program Managers from the Microsoft Engineering Team facilitated an all-day training event for Federal Section 508 Program Managers, to showcase accessibility features in Microsoft products. Acknowledging that accessibility impacts everyone, Microsoft shared their journey of “embracing accessibility by design.”

Technology Accessibility Playbook Workshop - September 29-30

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 15:15 -- phillip.crawford

The CIO Council Accessibility Community of Practice (ACOP) held a pilot workshop to discuss the Technology Accessibility Playbook and help federal agencies create their own Section 508 program action plan. Section 508 Program Managers, Web Designers, Procurement Specialists, and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialists from multiple federal agencies attended this unique event.

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