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Infographic: The Case for Universal Design - Feb 26, 2018
Current trends in accessibility and technology promote universal design as a principle that leads to greater innovation, cost-savings, higher employee engagement, and talent retention.
5 Ways Universal Design Makes Products More Accessible - Feb 01, 2018
Why build a product that can’t be used by everyone? With the Revised 508 Standards now in effect, federal agencies have an opportunity to change the way they implement solutions and make them accessible to as many people as possible.
Revised 508 Standards, Safe Harbor and FAR Update - Feb 01, 2018
Over the past year, federal agencies have been working to transition to the Revised 508 Standards, and the FAR Council is working on regulatory updates to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Accessibility Requirements Tool (ART) is Live! - Jan 17, 2018
The Accessibility Requirements Tool (ART) is now live. Read on to learn how the tool can help your federal agency more easily develop and procure accessible technology.
Building Accessibility into Your Procurement Process - Jan 04, 2018
What comes to mind when you hear the word “accessibility”? If it's “compliance,” then you're not alone. While compliance is important, and a legal requirement, consider thinking about accessible IT from a universal design standpoint first.
Universal Design: What's in it for Me? - Dec 20, 2017
Part two of a two-part series about Universal Design
Universal Design is an approach being adopted by the tech world to ensure that products and services are accessible by all. If you’re an agency executive, developer, or 508 Coordinator, Universal Design principles can modernize your agency’s digital accessibility strategy and development processes, and enable you to deliver products and services more accessible to all.
Universal Design: What is it? - Dec 13, 2017
Part one of a two-part series about Universal Design
The year is 2017. The advancement of technology, led by key players in the private sector, has introduced innovations that have made applications more accessible for people with disabilities.
Do Section 508 Accessibility Standards Apply to My Website? - Dec 12, 2017
Watch the Video! New Requirements: Section 508 Refresh - Dec 05, 2017
The Americans with Disabilities Act, the Architectural Barriers Act, and the Rehabilitation Act collectively make the ins and outs of everyday life more accessible for people with disabilities.
Accessibility Requirements Tool (ART) Coming Soon! - Nov 09, 2017
If you’re a fan of the Buy Accessible Wizard (BAW), but wish it were easier to use, you’ll be happy to know that GSA is hard at work on a new tool which will replace the BAW. This new tool incorporates the Revised 508 Standards, so when you use it, you can be sure you’re conformant with current policy.