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

Section 508 Experts to Discuss Federal Contracts at National Press Club Event

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Deque Systems is presenting a panel of government and industry experts to discuss the challenges of building a successful Section 508 program as well as some innovative approaches to executing that program. On June 4th, 2014 at 8:30am at the National Press Club, panelists will discuss the tools and expertise required to assure your federal clients that you can deliver digital content and applications accessibly,… Continue Reading Section 508 Experts to Discuss Federal Contracts at National Press Club Event

Panel of Experts to Discuss Challenges in Section 508 Implementation

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Event to be held Wednesday June 4, 2014, 8:30 AM at the National Press Club in Washington D.C May 12, 2014 - Herndon, VA - Deque Systems is presenting a panel of government and industry experts to discuss the challenges of building a successful 508 program as well as some innovative approaches to executing that program. The panel will be moderated by Mark Lumer, the… Continue Reading Panel of Experts to Discuss Challenges in Section 508 Implementation

Section 508 Lawsuit

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Attorney Sues Department of Homeland Security Citing Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, Michael Leiterman, a lawyer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has filed a suit against his employer. Section 508 is an amendment to the Rehabilitation Act, passed by Congress in 1986. This amendment specifies that government agencies must make their electronic and information technology available to people with disabilities. Since its adoption… Continue Reading Section 508 Lawsuit

Transforming Education Technology

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What is H.R. 521? The Transforming Education through Technology Act (H.R. 521) has been introduced in Congress. If passed, the bill would require accessible learning technology to be available to students from K-12, for every school subject. The government would make $500 million dollars available for state education agencies through grants. As part of the application process, the agency would need to describe how they… Continue Reading Transforming Education Technology

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