GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Section 508 and the HHS Section 508 Enterprise Lifecycle

TIME: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time


This session of the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar series will offer a case study of how one agency incorporates accessibility into the process of engineering and deploying large systems. The presenter will describe how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ensures accessibility from the first idea until the system is retired. He will discuss how to integrate Section 508 into the established process for development. The challenges of the iterative development process, and the tradeoffs with large customizable off the shelf software packages will be addressed.

Accessibility isn’t really that difficult if it is incorporated into the Enterprise Performance Life Cycle from the beginning.

Who should attend? This training is geared for government employees and contractors working in the enterprise life cycle, and for those involved in incorporating Section 508 into their agency processes. This event is for people who want to learn more about how to integrate accessibility into the development process.

Presenter: Mark D. Urban, HHS Program Team Co-Chair and CDC Section 508 Coordinator

Moderator: Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board

To Register:
On-line registration is available at
Instructions for accessing the webinar on the day of the session will be sent via email to registered individuals in advance of the session.

Co-sponsored by the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council, the U. S. Access Board and eFedLink

About the Webinar Platform: The session will be delivered using the Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing System. Closed Captioning and Video Interpreter will be available via the webinar platform. Audio and visuals for this session will be presented through the webinar platform. Individuals may also choose to access the audio via telephone. A non-toll free telephone number will be provided. Individuals will be responsible for any long distance fees associated with participation via telephone.
The Blackboard Web Conferencing System is compatible with Windows and Mac Operating Systems. It supports Firefox, Internet Explorer and Chrome web browsers. Specific requirements for the system can be found at:

First Time Blackboard Collaborate Users: We recommend that you prepare your technology prior to the session. Depending on your organizational policies you may need the assistance of your IT Staff if firewalls prevent you from downloading files. If you plan to log into the on-line webinar system to view the presentation, listen to audio, access captioning and Video Sign Language Interpreter and/or submit questions it is important that you follow the instructions for checking your computer system to ensure that it is configured correctly and you have the necessary software to access the webinar platform.

Step 1: Visit and under the First Time Users option choose “Blackboard Web Conferencing”.

Step 2: Verify that you have the correct software version installed on your system.

Step 3: Use the available configuration room to check your audio settings.

We STRONGLY recommend you do this well in advance of the session to allow for any necessary troubleshooting.

Note: Individuals who are using Screen Reader Software should review the instructions and information available on-line at:

Questions regarding the technology utilized for this program should be directed to or at 877-232-1990 (V/TTY)