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Current and Upcoming Events

Tue, May 28, 2024

M-24-08 Strengthening Digital Accessibility and the Management of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act | Webinar

Presenters from the Federal Chief Information Officer (OFCIO) will present to promote awareness and understanding of Digital experience and Accessibility guidance, foster active support, encourage public-private collaboration, and drive government-wide accountability. Read more

Tue, Jun 04, 2024

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #7 | June 4, 2024

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your reporting entity point of contact can meet with our teams to discuss the criteria or other questions related to completing the assessment. Read more

Mon, Jun 17, 2024

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #8 | June 17, 2024

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your reporting entity point of contact can meet with our teams to discuss the criteria or other questions related to completing the assessment. Read more

Thu, Jul 11, 2024

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #9 | July 11, 2024

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your reporting entity point of contact can meet with our teams to discuss the criteria or other questions related to completing the assessment. Read more

Recurring Events

bimonthly (once every two months)

Section 508 Best Practices Webinars

The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series addresses a variety of issues associated with ensuring federal agencies have the knowledge they need to meet their obligations under Section 508. The... Read more

annually (once annually)

Governmentwide Section 508 Assessment

On December 29, 2022 the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 which, in Section 752, tasked the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in consultation with the General Services... Read more

Past Events

Tue, Nov 07, 2023 - Thu, Nov 09, 2023

Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF)

About IAAF The annual Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF) provides a venue for federal accessibility professionals, developers, designers, project managers, leadership and many others to exchange best practices in managing and... Read more

Thu, May 23, 2024

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #6 | May 23, 2024

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your reporting entity’s point... Read more

Tue, May 14, 2024

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #5 | May 14, 2024

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your reporting entity’s point... Read more

Mon, May 06, 2024

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #4 | May 6, 2024

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your reporting entity’s point... Read more

Tue, Apr 30, 2024

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #3 | April 30, 2024

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your reporting entity’s point... Read more

Thu, Apr 25, 2024

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #2 | April 25, 2024

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your reporting entity’s point... Read more

Wed, Apr 17, 2024

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #1 | April 17, 2024

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your reporting entity’s point... Read more

Wed, Aug 09, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #17 | August 9, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Mon, Aug 07, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #16 | August 7, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Mon, Jul 31, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #15 | July 31, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Thu, Jul 27, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #14 | July 27, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Mon, Jul 10, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #12 | July 10, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Wed, Jun 28, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #11 | June 28, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Wed, Jun 21, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #12 | June 21, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Mon, Jun 12, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #11 | June 12, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Tue, Jun 06, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #10 | June 6, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Tue, May 23, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #9 | May 23, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Fri, May 19, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #8 | May 19, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Mon, May 08, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #7 | May 8, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Mon, May 01, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #6 | May 1, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Thu, Apr 27, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #5 | April 27, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Tue, Apr 25, 2023

IT Accessibility Community Meeting | April 2023

Our second IT Accessibility Community Meeting of the year will be a virtual event scheduled for Tuesday, April 25, 2023. Our overall theme, “Let’s Take Flight & Continue To Soar”... Read more

Fri, Apr 21, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #4 | April 21, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Tue, Apr 18, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #3 | April 18, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Tue, Apr 02, 2024

IT Accessibility Community Meeting | April 2024

The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Government-wide IT Accessibility Program will host the second bimonthly IT Accessibility Community Meeting of the year on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, from 1 PM to... Read more

Tue, Mar 19, 2024 - Thu, Mar 21, 2024

GSA and the U.S. Access Board to Present at the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference

The CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, also known as the CSUN Conference, is the ultimate community experience and the premier forum on technology for all persons with disabilities. For over 38... Read more

Tue, Mar 26, 2024

Demystifying the Procurement Process | Webinar

Procurement and accessibility go together like peanut butter and jelly. Procurement is a fancy way of saying “personal shopper.” It may seem like a daunting process but with the right... Read more

Tue, Feb 13, 2024

IT Accessibility Community Meeting | February 2024

The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Government-wide IT Accessibility Program will host the first bimonthly IT Accessibility Community Meeting of the year on Tuesday, February 13, 2024, from 1:00 PM -... Read more

Tue, Jan 30, 2024

Highlights from the new Government-wide Section 508 Assessment | Webinar

At the end of 2022, Congress enacted the Consolidated Appropriations Act, Section 752. This required an update of Section 508 Assessment Criteria across government. During 2023, the Office of Management... Read more

Tue, Sep 26, 2023

Maps for All – Building Accessible Maps | Webinar

Maps are important tools in providing information about the world. They help us travel from one location to another, organize information and orient ourselves so that we can determine where... Read more

Thu, Jul 20, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #13 | July 20, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Thu, Apr 13, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #2 | April 13, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Tue, Apr 11, 2023

Section 508 Assessment Office Hours #1 | April 11, 2023

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will be hosting “office hours” meetings, or times when your agency’s point of... Read more

Tue, Feb 14, 2023

IT Accessibility Community Meeting | February 2023

Happy New Year! Our first, IT Accessibility Community Meeting of the year will be a virtual event scheduled for Tuesday, February 14, 2023. Our overall theme, “Let’s Take Flight &... Read more

Tue, Dec 06, 2022

IT Accessibility Community Meeting | December 2022

The next IT Accessibility Community Meeting is a virtual event scheduled for Tuesday, December 6, 2022. Our overall theme, “Be The Change In Accessibility,” focuses on “being the change” while... Read more

Tue, Nov 29, 2022

DEIA: What Does It Mean to Have Accessibility in the Federal Workplace? | Webinar

President Biden’s Executive Order to Advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal Workforce requires that federal workspaces must be fully accessible to employees with disabilities. This means... Read more

Tue, Sep 27, 2022

Building a Successful Document Accessibility Program - Strategies, Methods, and Workplans for Inclusive Programs | Webinar

Accessibility programs are essential to ensuring federal agencies are inclusive of employees with disabilities, especially within digital work environments. While there is no universal method for developing effective accessibility programs,... Read more

Tue, Aug 16, 2022

IT Accessibility Community Meeting | August 2022

The next IT Accessibility Community Meeting is a virtual event scheduled for Tuesday, August 16, 2022. Our overall theme, “Be The Change In Accessibility,” focuses on “being the change” while... Read more

Tue, Jun 14, 2022

IT Accessibility Community Meeting | June 2022

The next IT Accessibility Community Meeting is a virtual event scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Our overall theme, “Be The Change In Accessibility,” focuses on “being the change” while... Read more

Tue, Jul 26, 2022

ICT Guidance for Implementing Accessibility into DEIA Plans in the Federal Workforce | Webinar

On June 25, 2021, President Biden released Executive Order 14035 Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce to establish a government-wide initiative to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and... Read more

Tue, May 03, 2022

The Basics of Buying Accessible Products and Services

Accessibility, the “A” in DEIA, is a foundation on which the federal workforce must build diversity, equity, and inclusion for people with disabilities. Learn the basics of buying accessible information... Read more

Tue, Apr 19, 2022

IT Accessibility Community Meeting | April 2022

The next IT Accessibility Community Meeting is a virtual event scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, 2022. Our overall theme, “Be The Change In Accessibility,” focuses on “being the change” while... Read more

Tue, Mar 29, 2022

Section 508 Questions and Answers Webinar

Technical questions can arise in applying the Section 508 Standards to the various types of information and communication technologies (ICT) that they cover in the federal sector. In this Section... Read more

Tue, Feb 08, 2022

IT Accessibility Community Meeting | February 2022

The next IT Accessibility Community Meeting is a virtual event scheduled for Tuesday, February 8, 2022. Our overall theme, “Be The Change In Accessibility,” focuses on “being the change” while... Read more

Tue, Dec 07, 2021

December IT Accessibility Community Meeting | December 2021

The next IT Accessibility Community Meeting (ITACM) will be on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 and will be a fully virtual event. Our theme, “Winter Break: Accessibility Lights, DEIA Camera…ACTION” continues... Read more

Tue, Nov 30, 2021

Section 508 – A Celebration of Twenty Years

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the initial enforcement of the Section 508 Standards. This session will showcase the work of influential accessibility professionals who developed and implemented the... Read more

Thu, Jun 24, 2021 - Fri, Jun 25, 2021

The 3rd Annual Digital Accessibility Summit

We bring together experts from the fields of accessibility and legal to discuss current trends, and to provide insights that will be helpful to practitioners in their work on digital... Read more

Mon, Jun 21, 2021

M-Enabling Summit

The M-Enabling Summit Conference and Showcase is dedicated to promoting digital environments and assistive technologies for senior citizens and users of all abilities. It is an annual meeting place for... Read more

Thu, Nov 12, 2020 - Thu, Nov 12, 2020

Unmasking Accessibility - Moving Beyond a Band-Aid Solution

Accessibility tools shouldn’t be like the duct tape the plumber slaps on your pipework to cover leaky cracks. The plumber may apply the expert fix for an issue on one... Read more

Wed, Oct 21, 2020 - Wed, Oct 21, 2020

The Forest and the Trees - Scaling for Enterprise-Level Digital Accessibility

The increase in virtual course content, combined with the recent lawsuits at Harvard and MIT and updates to Section 508, have pushed online accessibility into the forefront of higher education... Read more

Wed, Oct 21, 2020 - Fri, Oct 23, 2020

The 5th Annual ICT Accessibility Testing Symposium

Our annual symposium has traditionally been a place for in-person knowledge sharing and for professional face-to-face networking. We’re using this year’s online symposium to continue sharing what works during the... Read more

Tue, Sep 29, 2020 - Tue, Sep 29, 2020

Managing projects to ensure accessibility

Ensuring that accessibility is accounted for and managed throughout the various steps of the federal information technology procurement lifecycle can be challenging and confusing. The General Service Administration’s Government-wide IT... Read more

Tue, Sep 22, 2020 - Tue, Sep 22, 2020

Reporting Accessibility with VPAT® 2 - A Guide for Vendors

The new VPAT® 2 format offers multiple templates, allowing vendors to document conformance common with several common standards including the refreshed Section 508, WCAG 2.1, and EN 301 549 for... Read more

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Federal Exchange on Employment and Disability (FEED) meeting

The topic of the meeting will be “Increasing Access and Opportunity : Advancement and Retention of Federal Employees with Disabilities.” An overview of the impact of mentoring and other leadership... Read more

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