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Events

Current and Upcoming Events

Tue, Oct 11, 2022 - Thu, Oct 13, 2022

Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF)

The 2022 Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF) celebrates accessibility as a foundation for inclusion, diversity, and equity within the federal government. 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

semiannual (twice annually)

Biannual Section 508 Program Maturity Report

The OMB Strategic Plan for Improving Management of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act aims to improve how agencies manage Section 508 and IT accessibility responsibilities by increasing transparency, strengthening... Read more

Past Events

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

August 2022 IT Accessibility Community Meeting

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

June 2022 IT Accessibility Community Meeting

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

April 2022 IT Accessibility Community Meeting

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

February 2022 IT Accessibility Community Meeting

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

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