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Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF)

Annual Interagency Accessibility Forum. October 12 - 14, 2021. Enabling Missions through Accessible Technology - Leave No One Behind. Seals of the GSA, U.S. Census, and CIO Council.

About IAAF 2021

The 2021 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.

Event Highlights

  • Oct 12 Keynote Address: Whitney Quesenbery

    Oct 12 Keynote Address: Whitney Quesenbery

    Whitney Quesenbery, Director of the Center for Civic Design, opens the 2021 Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF) with an address on accessible voting, including improvements in voting systems that have allowed more people to independently and privately participate in state, local and national elections.

  • Oct 13 Keynote Address: Judy Heumann

    Oct 13 Keynote Address: Judy Heumann

    Andrea M. O'Neal, Senior Advisor to the Administrator (Equity) at the General Services Administration, and Judith E. Heumann, International Disability Rights Activist, discuss Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through the lens of accessibility.

  • Oct 14 Keynote: Panel Discussion

    Oct 14 Keynote: Panel Discussion

    Accessibility is one of the foundations of diversity, equity and inclusion and an instrumental part of what the government stands for in supporting its employees and the American public. Join an inter-agency panel of accessibility practitioners as they share a brief look at this foundation ... its past, present, and future.

Event Agenda

This year’s IAAF will be three, half-day sessions each with featured speakers, keynote addresses, breakout sessions, and discussions led by those on the forefront of accessibility in the federal, private, academic, international, and nonprofit sectors.

For more details on the three, half-day virtual event, visit (and bookmark) the 2021 IAAF Agenda.

Contact the IAAF Host Committee

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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: February 2022