The Accessibility Electronic Document Community of Practice (AED COP) recently created guidance documents on how to create accessible documents in Word 2010 and how to test against common issues. You can see them in our Accessibility Best Practices Library
TIME: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
Visit Disability.gov to read about Section 508: A Program with a Heart and to learn more about GSA's Section 508 Program, the BuyAccessible tools, and success stories about Federal employees with disabilities who have benefited from accessible technology in the workplace.
The top 10 most viewed Section 508 Blog posts of 2014 on BuyAccessible.gov are:
The BuyAccessible.gov site is back up again and the Vendor Accessibility Resource Center (VARC) has been updated! We went through all the links in the VARC to see if they were still valid. Broken links were removed and the companies contacted requesting a new one. If you have any suggestions of links to add, please contact us.
TIME: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
DigitalGov is hosting a free on-line webinar, "Optimizing Your Public-Sector Web Analytics Program" September 18, 2014 from 2-3pm.
The Web is by far the primary medium the public uses to interface with government agencies. For their part, government agencies now rely on data more than ever for all aspects of strategic decision-making. In this environment, Web analytics is poised to play an increasingly influential role in government. How can agencies prepare for this transition? What can they do now to optimize their Web analytics programs with the resources available to them?
Did you know that there are resources such as checklists for creating accessible documents on BuyAccessible.gov?
We just updated the guidance document, "Guidance on Creating 508 Compliant IT Solicitations." In addition to your responsibilities to include applicable Section 508 requirements in your solicitations, you need to also make sure that your solicitations documents are fully accessible. This site has resources to help you Create Accessible Solicitation Documents.