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 15, 2018 - The newly redesigned Section508.gov website launched on June 1, 2018. To kick off our post-launch user testing, we invited several members of the Accessibility Community to participate in a focus group.
April 23, 2018 - On March 22, 2018, a group representing the Accessibility Community of Practice (ACoP) presented at the annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego, California.
February 1, 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.
May 18, 2017 - The Government-wide Section 508 Program at GSA is pleased to recognize Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) today, May 18th. For many of us in the accessibility community, we celebrate the mission of making technology accessible and usable by persons with disabilities in both our lives and work.
May 9, 2017 - In today’s competitive job market, it’s important to recruit from a large and strong candidate pool. The GSA Government-wide IT Accessibility Program would like to call to your attention the work of the Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT). PEAT helps employers find and recruit the best talent by using accessible e-Recruiting. PEAT, a part of the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, promotes the employment, retention and career advancement of people with disabilities.
May 5, 2017 - According to the World Bank, approximately one billion people worldwide live with a disability, making up the world's largest minority. Designing from an accessibility-first standpoint has the potential to benefit all stakeholders, not just people with disabilities.
March 17, 2017 - Section 508’s Coordinators are often asked about ways to test technology for accessibility. Over the last year, Microsoft has worked to make this easier for its customers. In particular, they have focused on making trustworthy technology for all employees and customers while also equipping them with information that will help them understand and validate product accessibility.