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Making Agency Communications Accessible to Everyone

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. 

The following tips will help you to create accessible digital content.

Supporting Empowerment through Accessibility

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.

Collaborating for Better Design, Technology and User Experience

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. Paying specific attention to mobile friendliness, customer experience, and innovation, the federal government is changing how we approach design, development and user experience.

Celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017

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.

Read more about Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2017!


e-Recruiting and Accessibility

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.