The level of detail in the Section 508 Assessment questionnaire criteria certainly came as a surprise to many of us. However, we quickly learned how it would help us understand our program’s maturity and make recommendations to program managers on areas they can improve. This and other insights from a Program Manager after navigating the annual Section 508 Assessment.
Risk management is a process which allows your organization to identify, assess, and prioritize risk to their objectives. In this case, the risk is specifically your organization’s accessible ICT portfolio. Risk management processes help decision makers understand and evaluate risk factors and assess the impact of those risks, if realized, to inform decision making and develop ways to minimize risk.
Detailed and heavily researched content article that details how persons with disabilities use ICT and the impacts on federal employees of conformance or non-conformance to ICT standards for those employees with disabilties.
The GSA Government-wide IT Accessibility Program publishes the IT Accessibility Policy Framework; guidance on how to ensure your policies include the correct accessibility information. The Framework allows IT accessibility professionals to assess agency policies for thier importance to IT Accessibility and the sufficiency of IT accessibility information. Combined, these two factors provide users with the ability to prioritize which documents they should remediate and in which order.
On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Access Board issued a final rule (the “Revised 508 Standards”) that updated accessibility requirements covered by Section 508 for Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Read more about the final FAR rule update and changes effective as of September 10, 2021.
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.
A first-hand account of the consequences of inaccessibility.
You've likely heard the terms "compliance" and "conformance" when people talk about IT accessibility. What's the difference?
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.
Over the past year, federal agencies have been working to transition to the Revised 508 Standards, and the FAR Council is working on regulatory updates to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
The Americans with Disabilities Act, the Architectural Barriers Act, and the Rehabilitation Act collectively make the ins and outs of everyday life more accessible for people with disabilities.
In January 2017, the U.S. Access Board published a final rule updating accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Here are some updates on the Section 508 Transition Activities underway to centralize guidance, avoid duplication, and streamline the transition to the revised standards.
As a reminder, the biannual OMB Agency 508 Reports are due on August 30, 2017 to email@example.com
In today’s competitive job market, it’s important to recruit from a large and strong candidate pool.
The United States Access Board has refreshed Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
Tim Cregan of the Access Board reports that the Access Board has released a final rule that updates accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.