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August 30, 2021 - The GSA Government-wide IT Accessibility Program team is excited to announce that we are preparing a new look for Section508.gov and the Accessibility Requirements Tool (ART) as we move to Federalist - a publishing platform for modern 21st Century IDEA websites.

During an emergency, it is more important than usual for all people to have equal and timely access to urgent communications. Emergencies often disproportionately impact individuals with disabilities, so take extra care to ensure that your digital content conforms to Section 508. 

November 6, 2018 - In recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), GSA hosted the Federal Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF) to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities, and educate people about the value of a workforce inclusive of all skills and talents.

September 25, 2018 - The federal government strives to deliver a level of service comparable to that of the best private sector organizations. As more government services move online, we have a responsibility to ensure equal access to services, particularly for people living with a disability.

September 25, 2018 - Federal employees (and contractors with a government email address) are invited to participate in the 2018 Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF) on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, in Washington, DC. 

August 29, 2018 - A first-hand account of the consequences of inaccessibility.

In February 2018, the White House released its implementation plan to modernize IT infrastructure across the federal government. As a result, several initiatives are underway to achieve this goal.

July 31, 2018 - You've likely heard the terms "compliance" and "conformance" when people talk about IT accessibility. What's the difference?

July 10, 2018 - Accessibility is a crucial part of government product design.