GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

Agency Shared Practices

A Solicitation Assessment Success Story

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 13:07 -- BuyAccessible Team

GSA's Office of Governmentwide Policy, Information Resources Management Division, Section 508 Program Office assesses samples of Federal EIT solicitations to see if they contain the required Section 508 technical standards and sends feedback to the department/agency and the procurement officials. Here is an example of a solicitation that was revised based on the feedback an agency received from GSA's assessment team.

Evaluation based on Accessibility

Mon, 11/25/2013 - 12:56 -- BuyAccessible Team

A solicitation best practice is to include accessibility in your evaluation factors, not just in the detailed technical requirements. GSA's Office of Governmentwide Policy, Information Resources Management Division, Section 508 Program Office assesses samples of Federal EIT solicitations to see if they contain the required Section 508 technical standards, GSA then sends feedback to the department/agency and the procurement officials. Following is an example:

Finding Section 508 Assistance within Your Agency

Thu, 01/31/2013 - 16:19 -- BuyAccessible Team

Did you know that your Agency may have a Section 508 Coordinator who can assist you with Section 508 issues and questions? Federal Government Section 508 Coordinators have been appointed by their department/agency as the central point of contact for information concerning Section 508 issues and solutions. They are responsible for supporting the implementation of Section 508 throughout the organization.

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