GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

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GSA at the 2015 Section 508 Interagency Accessibility Forum

GSA’s Governmentwide Section 508 Program Team just returned from the 2015 Section 508 Interagency Accessibility Forum: Sharing Accessible Solutions with Everyone hosted by HHS on Oct 20, 2015. This forum was a chance for federal employees and contractors to share best practices, learn about new technologies, and network with other federal employees to broaden the dialog concerning Section 508 accessibility and inclusion.

GSA participated by leading four workshops:

National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2015

Celebrating 70 Years! 1945-2015

Held each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is a time to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. The theme for this year — which marks 70 years since the first observance — is "My Disability is One Part of Who I Am."

Updated Guidance Documents

GSA’s Section 508 Guidance Documents have been updated to reflect the newly combined website. If you have an older version saved, please download a new copy, so you will have correct links to the new Section508.gov.

In the future you will continue to see references to the guidance documents on some pages on this site and be able to directly find them from the home page under “I would like to… Review Section 508 Guidance.”

CIO Council Best Practices Webinar: Accessible PDF

The site to register for the SECTION 508 BEST PRACTICES WEBINAR of the CIOC Accessibility Community of Practice is now open! This is the latest “best practices” document from the “Document Accessibility Community of Practice subcommittee.”

TITLE: Accessible Electronic Documents: Section 508 Basic Testing Guide for Making an Accessible PDF (Portable Document Format)

TIME: September 29, 2015, 1:00 to 2:30 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE: 2015 Section 508 Interagency Accessibility Forum on Oct 20, 2015

SAVE THE DATE

2015 Section 508 Interagency Accessibility Forum
SHARING ACCESSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR EVERYONE

For Federal Employees and Contractors
When: October 20th, 2015
Time: 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
Location: U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE.

Please join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal agencies for a robust and interactive conference focused on Section 508 Technology Accessibility and Inclusion.

Successful GSA August 18 Accessibility Event

Helen Chamberlain, Governmentwide Section 508 Training & Outreach Director, General Services Administration

Helen Chamberlain, Governmentwide Section 508 Training & Outreach Director, General Services Administration

On August 18, 2015 ​at the National Science Foundation in Arlington Virginia, GSA's Governmentwide Section 508 Program hosted one of a series of six annual ​Section 508 ​community events. The August event focused on Mobile, Social Media, and Google accessibility.

CIO Council updates FAQ on Section 508 Reporting to OMB

The CIO Council Accessibility Community of Practice has updated the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Agency Section 508 reporting to OMB. [docx] OMB Section 508 reporting is required for all CFO Act agencies and recommended for all federal agencies. The next reports are due August 30, 2015. Learn more about agency responsibility for Section 508 monitoring and reporting.

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