Brooke Aiken

Preferred Pronouns: She/Her

Brooke Aiken joined the FDIC in August 2019 as the FDIC’s first full-time Section 508 Program Manager. Brooke began her federal government career with U.S. Customs andBorder Protection (CBP), where she served for 13 years as a federal employee and two years as a contractor. During her time at CBP, she developed an interest in Section 508 Compliance and was able to research and learn about the law and its mandate. Through her persistence, Brooke educated management about the importance of IT accessibility and spearheaded an agency-wide initiative to implement Section 508 compliance.

Brooke assisted in the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Accessible Systems and Technology, which employs 22 staff members dedicated to Section 508 compliance. During her time with CBP, Brooke served a six-month detail with the Executive Office of the President, where she established a framework for a Chief Accessibility Officer to ensure Section 508 compliance is mandatory within the Executive Office of the President. Brooke was also selected to detail at the General Services Administration (GSA), Government-wide, IT Accessibility Program. She provided guidance and assistance with Section 508 procurement review language and accessibility platforms during her time at GSA. Currently, Brooke serves as the co-education chair for the federal-wide Accessibility Community of Practice. She is involved in the FDIC’s CAN DO Network and was recently selected as a member of the FDIC Chairman’s Diversity Advisory Council.

Brooke holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Environmental Services from the University of Alabama.

Read more about Brooke’s talk here: “Panel: Federal Government and Accessibility

Date and Time
Panel: Federal Government and Accessibility
Allen Hoffman, Brooke Aiken, Mark Urban, Maria Roat, #Wildcard,