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Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF)

Annual Interagency Accessibility Forum. October 11 - 13, 2022. Unlocking the Power of Accessibility. Seals of the GSA, NIH and CIO Council.

About IAAF 2022

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

Attendees of this ninth annual IAAF will hear two keynote addresses, along with presentations and panel discussions that will focus on Unlocking the Power of Accessibility. In addition, the forum will – for the first time – include virtual workshops hosted by accessibility subject matter experts who work within their agency to ensure equivalent access to information and digital services by people living with disabilities.

Whether you are new to IT accessibility or a seasoned content creator, there is something for everyone – acquisition officials, business analysts, project managers, developers, testers, content creators, Section 508 Program Managers, agency management and leadership, and federal personnel and contractors interested in accessibility.

The 2022 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 National Institutes of Health, in partnership with other federal agencies.

Event dates: October 11, 12, and 13

Event Details

What: 2022 Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF)
When: Workshops - October 11, 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
When: Conference - October 12-13, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM ET
Where: Virtual - Note that the event will be recorded for reuse

Registration

Registration is now live for the 2022 Interagency Accesibility Forum. Register now to join us for this year's forum.

Register for the 2022 Interagency Accessibility Forum

Event Agenda

This year’s IAAF will begin with a half-day of workshops on Tuesday followed by two, half-day sessions on Wednesday and Thursday featuring plenary presenters and speakers, breakout sessions, and discussions led by those on the forefront of accessibility in the federal, private, academic, international, and nonprofit sectors.

Attendees will enjoy keynote addresses by Kim Knackstedt – Senior Fellow and Co-Director of The Century Foundation’s Disability Economic Justice Collaborative, and Day Al-Mohamed – Author, Filmmaker, and Disability Policy Executive.

For more details on the three-day virtual event, visit (and bookmark) the 2022 IAAF Agenda.

Accessibility Accommodations and Services

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided in all plenary and breakout sessions, and Real Time Captioning (CART) will be available in all sessions with URL for mobile or computer viewing.

If you require accommodations to participate in IAAF, please indicate your needs on the registration form before September 30, 2022.

If you require accommodations to participate that are not listed on the registration form, please contact iaaf@gsa.gov to discuss your needs.

Check Your Tech

The 2022 IAAF will be a virtual event using Zoom for Government. 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.

Contact the IAAF Host Committee

If you have any questions regarding 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: September 2022