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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. 

Are you ready for the 2019 Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF)? We’ve gone above and beyond this year to bring you an exciting lineup of keynote speakers

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.

August 7, 2018 - The federal government is changing how we approach design, development and user experience, and collaborating to promote a unified message about IT design and accessibility.

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. 

June 1, 2018 - The newly redesigned Section508.gov website is now live! We analyzed site usage and search data, as well as feedback from our user testing initiative, to develop the new look & feel.