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Microsoft Enhances Tests for Accessibility - Mar 13, 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.
W3C’s Web Accessibility Perspectives Videos - Mar 09, 2017
Technology Accessibility Playbook Workshop - January 2017 - Feb 07, 2017
On January 25-26, 2017, the CIO Council Accessibility Community of Practice (ACOP) hosted a workshop on the Technology Accessibility Playbook, which helps federal agencies create mature Section 508 programs. Thirty participants from 16 federal agencies attended the workshop, including Section 508 Program Managers, Developers and Procurement Specialists.
New Section 508 Rule: Transition Assistance is Coming - Jan 10, 2017
The United States Access Board has refreshed Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The General Services Administration's Government-wide Section 508 Program, along with the Access Board, and the Accessibility Community of Practice, will guide agencies through the transition with training, tools, and communication resources.
Source: Tim Cregan (Access Board)
January 9, 2017
The Access Board today 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. The rule also refreshes guidelines for telecommunications equipment subject to Section 255 of the Communications Act.
Microsoft’s Journey to Accessibility - Jan 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. Acknowledging that accessibility impacts everyone, Microsoft shared their journey of “embracing accessibility by design.”
Internal Release of Pulse Website Accessibility Module - Dec 08, 2016
Learn more about the Pulse accessibility module: Click Here
GSA’s Government-wide Section 508 Team is Growing! - Nov 28, 2016
Learn how to make Microsoft Word documents accessible: https://section508.gov/best-practices
Technology Accessibility Playbook Workshop - September 29-30 - Nov 03, 2016
The CIO Council Accessibility Community of Practice (ACOP) held a pilot workshop to discuss the Technology Accessibility Playbook and help federal agencies create their own Section 508 program action plan. Section 508 Program Managers, Web Designers, Procurement Specialists, and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Specialists from multiple federal agencies attended this unique event.