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Design and Develop

Making Agency Communications Accessible to Everyone

April 02, 2020

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. 

Collaborating for Better Design, Technology and User Experience

August 07, 2018

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.

Introducing Accessibility for Teams

July 18, 2018

Accessibility is a crucial part of government product design.

Building Accessibility into Your Procurement Process

April 20, 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.

Infographic: The Case for Universal Design

February 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

February 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.

Universal Design: What's in it for Me?

December 20, 2017

Part two of a two-part series about Universal Design

Universal Design: What is it?

December 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?

December 12, 2017

You may wonder if non-federal websites are required to comply with the Revised 508 Standards.

Benefits of Accessible Design

May 05, 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.

Microsoft’s Journey to Accessibility

January 03, 2017

On December 6, 2016, Accessibility Program Managers from the Microsoft Engineering Team facilitated an all-day training event for Federal Section 508 Program Managers, to showcase accessibility features in Microsoft products.