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Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF)

Annual Interagency Accessibility Forum. October 12 - 14, 2021. Accessibility: A foundation for inclusion, diversity, and equity


About IAAF 2021

The 2020 Interagency Accessibility Forum celebrated the 75th observance of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) and the 20th anniversary of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act becoming enforceable.

Attendees of this year’s IAAF will hear presentations and panel discussions that will focus on accessibility as a foundation for inclusion, diversity, and equity within the federal government. In addition, the forum will include virtual exhibitions by accessibility consultants and IT companies with accessibility products and services that support those with disabilities.

The 2021 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), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Labor (DOL), and Merit Service Protection Board (MSPB), in partnership with other federal agencies.



Save the Date

When: October 12-14, 2021; from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET

Where: Virtual - Note that the event will be recorded for reuse and archiving

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

Stay Tuned for More Information

We’re working to finalize the schedule of events, speakers, and vendor information. Updates will be posted as soon possible; expect registration to open in late-August. Updates will also be shared directly with members of the IT Accessibility and Section 508 Community listserv.

Contact the IAAF Host Committee

If you have any questions regarding the planning of the Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF), please contact us at iaaf@gsa.gov.



IAAF Archives

Since 2013, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) along with federal agency partners has hosted the annual Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF) for agency representatives to learn about federal accessibility policies and how they can adapt Section 508 standards to prioritize IT accessibility.

Over the years, conference attendees have heard from a range of presenters, panelists, and keynote speakers across a variety of topics, perspectives, and experiences. Notable speakers include former and active members of Congress, commission chairs and other senior leaders within government and the accessibility community.

Visit: Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF) Archives

Reviewed/Updated: June 2021