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IT Accessibility Program Management

Learn how to manage a federal IT Accessibility Program, help your agency comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and use technology that conforms to the Revised 508 Standards.

Playbooks

  • Playbooks - Step-by-step guidance for program managers and agency executives

Who Does What

To be successful, you’ll need to clearly define roles and responsibilities.

Assessing User Needs

Practice universal design and build organizational support to deliver accessible products and services.

Policy Compliance and Reporting

Federal agencies are required to follow Section 508 and related laws and policies, to ensure government information and services are accessible to all. In addition, agency IT Accessibility Program Managers (508 Coordinators) and CIOs must report to OMB twice per year on program maturity.

  • IT Accessibility Laws and Policies - Learn about the legal requirements for IT accessibility.
  • Monitor and Report Progress - Learn how to prepare and submit required reports.
  • Review the Digital Dashboard Accessibility Module to discover possible conformance issues on agency website homepages.
    1. Log in to DigitalDashboard.gov using your MAX.gov account
    2. Select the Accessibility module, and review the data for your agency
      1. Note that agency sites are scanned on a bi-weekly basis, so it may take a couple of weeks for issues to resolve on the Dashboard
    3. First-time Dashboard users will need to submit a one-time access request to gain access to your agency data. Request access by emailing dotgovdashboard@gsa.gov.

Overview

 

Reviewed/Updated: September 2019