Upcoming Event: Are You Ready for the Section 508 Refresh?

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Join us and a panel of experts who will guide you through the latest policy changes. You may be surprised by the impact on your agency. Wednesday, December 6th, 9:00-11:30AM at the Westin Crystal City Address:1800 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA 22202 Metro Stop (Blue & Yellow Lines): 1-minute walk to the Crystal City Metro Station As the deadline for the Section 508 Refresh swiftly… Continue Reading Upcoming Event: Are You Ready for the Section 508 Refresh?

A Look Inside National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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Earlier this month I had the pleasure of meeting Corinne Weible, Deputy Project Director for PEAT, the Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology to discuss National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM).  Whew, those are some long acronyms. Corinne has been an advocate for disability awareness for more than 3 years and focuses on employment and accessible technology. She offered some unique perspectives, a history of NDEAM, and… Continue Reading A Look Inside National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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

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