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Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF)

Annual Interagency Accessibility Forum. October 6 & 7, 2020. Enabling Missions through Accessible Technology - Leave No One Behind. Seals of the GSA, U.S. Census, and CIO Council.


About IAAF 2020

The 2020 Interagency Accessibility Forum celebrates the 75th observance of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). Inspirational keynote speakers will include: the honorable Congressman Jim Langevin, Chair of the Bipartisan Disability Caucus; Thomas Harkin, former United States Senator and author and chief Senate sponsor of the ADA; Janet Dhillon, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and Paula Briscoe, national intelligence executive.

Virtual panel discussions will focus on three areas: Customer Experiences & Content Creation, Acquisition & Program Management, and Innovation--in the federal government and internationally. In addition, the forum will include a virtual Exhibitor Round-Robin where 24 accessibility consultants and/or IT companies with accessibility programs will each make a five minute demonstration of their products and services that support those with disabilities.

The Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF) is sponsored by the Federal Chief Information Officer Council’s (Federal CIO Council) Accessibility Community of Practice (ACOP) and hosted by the Government-wide IT Accessibility Program from the Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP) of the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Census Bureau, in partnership with other federal agencies.

Who Should Attend

  • Acquisition professionals
  • Accessibility program managers
  • Content and web creators
  • Human Resources personnel
  • IT acquisitions requiring officials
  • Web content managers
  • All federal personnel and contractors interested in accessibility

Event Details

What: 2020 Interagency Accessibility Forum

When: October 6-7, 2020, 9:30AM - 4:30 PM ET with a virtual Exhibitor Round-Robin Showcase hosted on Wednesday, October 7th

Where: Virtual through Zoom for Government Platform - Note that the event will be recorded for reuse

Who: There is something for everyone - contracting officials, business analysts, project managers, developers, testers, content creators, Section 508 Program Managers, and members of agency management and leadership

Additional Event Information:

How to Register as an Attendee for IAAF 2020

Register Now

Attendee registration for the 2020 IAAF is now open. Register today, mark your calendars for October 6th & 7th, and check back here each week for information and event updates. Attendee registration will close on September 28th.

If you are an IT technology vendor, company, or association that builds accessible products or provides accessibility support services, please visit the Vendor Exhibit Information section to submit your registration now. 

Event Agenda

This year’s IAAF will have a full, two-day agenda, with featured speakers, keynote addresses, and breakout sessions and discussions led by those on the forefront of accessibility in the federal, private, academic, and nonprofit sectors. The agenda and additional information will be made available soon, posted to this site and distributed to stakeholders via the IT Accessibility and Section 508 Community listserv.


Exhibitor Invitation 

What: As this year’s forum is virtual, there will not be a traditional exhibit space. The forum will include a virtual Exhibitor Round-Robin demonstration where 24 accessibility consultants and/or IT companies with accessibility programs, will each take five minutes in rapid succession to demonstrate their products and services that support those with disabilities.

Who: IT technology vendors, companies, and associations that build accessible products or accessibility support services, are invited to participate in this virtual Exhibitor Round-Robin.

When: The virtual Exhibitor Round-Robin will take place on October 7th in two one-hour sessions. Each exhibitor will be provided a 5-minute time slot in which to present an overview of their products and services.

IAAF 2020 will be a 100% virtual event and will be hosted on the Zoom for Government platform.

Virtual Exhibition Registration Specifics

Exhibitor registration is free on a first-come, first-served basis and will be capped at 24. Once exhibitor capacity is reached, vendor registration will be closed. Vendors that are not among the 24 exhibitors are welcome to register and attend the full IAAF as attendees.

Submit your Exhibitor Round-Robin Registration today!

Once the virtual Exhibitor Round-Robin capacity is reached, exhibitor registration will be closed. At that point, GSA will share general attendee registration information to those vendors who wish to still participate as attendees only.

GSA will host a conference call with registered exhibitors shortly before the event to review event protocols, discuss logistics, and answer questions. After you’ve completed virtual Exhibitor Round-Robin registration, the event team will be in touch with additional information for the event.

Please contact the GSA IAAF planning team at iaaf@gsa.gov with any questions and comments.

Check Your Tech

The 2020 IAAF will be a virtual event using a Zoom for Government webinar. Zoom meetings and webinars are best experienced when using the Zoom app, but can also be accessed via web browser and telephone (audio-only).

We encourage all attendees to set up and test your Zoom app ahead of the event by visiting the Zoom Help Center, Download Center and Join a Test Meeting. Keyboard users may also preview Zoom’s Hot Keys & Keyboard Shortcuts resources for Windows, macOS, iOS, and Linux operating systems.


IAAF Archives

2019 Interagency Accessibility Forum

The sixth annual Interagency Accessibility Forum, October 7-8, 2019 was co-hosted by the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The IAAF proudly supported the 2019 NDEAM theme - The Right Talent, Right Now - by focusing on ensuring accessibility is a business imperative.

2018 Interagency Accessibility Forum

October 9, 2018 - 5th annual Interagency Accessibility Forum. The 2018 theme was Supporting Empowerment through Accessibility.

2017 Interagency Accessibility Forum

On October 13, 2017, General Services Administration (GSA) hosted the 4th annual Interagency Accessibility Forum. The event, with a theme of “The Right Talent, Right Now,” featured nine workshops focused on the transition to the Revised 508 Standards.

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Reviewed/Updated: September 2020