GSA's 18F program office was the host on Tuesday, March 31st to an Accessibility Hackathon (#allyhack) sponsored by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; GSA's 18F; National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research; and
The U.S. Access Board will provide an overview of its proposed rule updating accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in a free webinar on March 31 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET). The session, which is part of the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series, will review the Board's proposal to update its standards and guidelines for ICT covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communications Act.
New content was just added to BuyAccessible.gov to help you learn more about website accessibility and WCAG 2.0. The content includes a new page on frequently observed accessibility issues on federal websites. GSA recently conducted a scan of 45 major public facing federal websites. The most common issues and resources to help fix them were identified.
The Accessibility Electronic Document Community of Practice (AED COP) recently created guidance documents on how to create accessible documents in Word 2010 and how to test against common issues. You can see them in our Accessibility Best Practices Library
TIME: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
Visit Disability.gov to read about Section 508: A Program with a Heart and to learn more about GSA's Section 508 Program, the BuyAccessible tools, and success stories about Federal employees with disabilities who have benefited from accessible technology in the workplace.
The top 10 most viewed Section 508 Blog posts of 2014 on BuyAccessible.gov are:
The BuyAccessible.gov site is back up again and the Vendor Accessibility Resource Center (VARC) has been updated! We went through all the links in the VARC to see if they were still valid. Broken links were removed and the companies contacted requesting a new one. If you have any suggestions of links to add, please contact us.
TIME: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time