Section 508 Refresh Update: ICT Final Rule Published

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More Section 508 Refresh news: following the Access Board briefing held last week, the Final ICT Rule is set to be published today. In this post, we go over the 5 major changes you can expect in the refresh, and what this means for your organization. Plus, check out our helpful resources to get you Section 508 Refresh-ready. Continue Reading Section 508 Refresh Update: ICT Final Rule Published

The Section 508 ICT Refresh has Arrived

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The 508 Refresh is finally here.  On Thursday, January 5th, the US Access Board announced that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had cleared the Final Rule for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Standards and Guidelines, also known as the Section 508 Refresh. The ICT Standards and Guidelines (508 Refresh) are final and will soon be published in the U.S. Federal Register. On Tuesday,… Continue Reading The Section 508 ICT Refresh has Arrived

Towards Digital Inclusion: Deque at Accessing Higher Ground

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The 19th annual Accessing Higher Ground Accessible Media, Web and Technology Conference is taking place next week in Westminster, Colorado, and Deque will be there. Come visit us at booth 8 and stay for presentations given by Principal Accessibility Strategist John Foliot and Principal Web Accessibility Consultant and Trainer Denis Boudreau. Topics covered include sustainable accessibility, inclusive design and UX, accessible social media and more. Continue Reading Towards Digital Inclusion: Deque at Accessing Higher Ground

Deque Announces Support for FIPS 201-2 PIV in its WorldSpace Web Accessibility Testing Product

WorldSpace accessibility testing software now complies with the new mandate for Secure Personal Identity Verification (PIV) for Federal Employees and Contractors Deque’s WorldSpace®, used throughout the Federal Government for web accessibility testing and Section 508 compliance reporting, now provides for PIV-compliant user authentication and single sign-on (SSO). Software products used by Federal Government Agencies are required to comply with the updated Personal Identify Verification standard… Continue Reading Deque Announces Support for FIPS 201-2 PIV in its WorldSpace Web Accessibility Testing Product

United States Access Board Proposes Rule Changes to Section 508

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The United States Access Board has just announced that it has released a proposed rule for public comment. The rule would update accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. “The Board’s proposal is responsive to widespread changes and innovations in the IT and communication industries,” states Sachin Dev Pavithran, Vice Chair of… Continue Reading United States Access Board Proposes Rule Changes to Section 508

New Speakers Added to 508 Compliance Seminar

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Have you registered for our 508 Compliance Seminar on June 4th? We are excited to announce two additional speakers to the expert panel. Government and industry experts will discuss the challenges of building a successful Section 508 program as well as some innovative approaches to executing that program. Held at the National Press Club in Washington DC, panelists will discuss the tools and expertise required… Continue Reading New Speakers Added to 508 Compliance Seminar