GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

Announcements

Section 508 Community of Practice Events Move from NSF to GSA

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 08:28 -- kapil.bulchandani
On Thursday, August 10, 2017, the Section 508 Community of Practice (CoP) held its final meeting at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, VA. After six years, the NSF is moving to a new location, so future CoP events will be held at the General Services Administration at 1800 F Street NW in Washington, DC.

OMB 508 Agency Report for August

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:52 -- phillip.crawford

As a reminder, the biannual OMB Agency 508 Reports are due on August 30, 2017 to feedback@cio.gov . 

There is no change in the reporting requirements from the February 2017 submission.  Both the reporting template and the associated instructions sheet are attached to this message. If you are unable to access the template because of the version of software your agency is using, you can use an older version of the template and  just the data elements identified in the current instructions document.

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. 

Celebrating the 18th Anniversary of the Section 508 Rehabilitation Act

Fri, 08/19/2016 - 09:24 -- david.stenger

August 8, 2016, marks the 18th anniversary of the amendment to the Section 508 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which covers access to information technology in the federal sector. To recognize the importance of IT accessibility, we wanted to highlight some agency initiatives to improve accessibility across the federal landscape. Read more...

Section 508 Outreach Survey

Fri, 06/03/2016 - 12:03 -- chad.rossi

The Government-wide Section 508 Team within GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP) would like to thank all the agency Section 508 coordinators and practitioners for your participation in our recent Section 508 Outreach Survey. We appreciate your time and effort, and the data you have provided will help us enhance support for, and collaboration on, Section 508 practices across the federal government.

Your feedback will help us:

Section 508 Survey

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 15:34 -- chad.rossi

General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Governmentwide Policy (OGP) would like to express our thanks to all those who took the time to complete the Section 508 Outreach Survey. The survey will be used to identify resources sharable among Agency Section 508 Programs, and to inform a comprehensive training and outreach strategy across the IT Accessibility community. In addition, the survey results will be used to enhance and help target GSA’s government-wide Section 508 training, outreach, and technical support to Agencies.

New Searchable FAQ

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 10:50 -- BuyAccessible Team

To assist with better understanding our customers, the Section508.gov team conducts regular site analytics and based on this data we have determined that the most popular download on Section508.gov is the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document.

To make this important information more accessible and easily searchable we have made this document available as an on-line web page.

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