Here are some notable accessibility links from around the web this week: "Section 508 Compliance Doesn't Get Lost in the Cloud" - GCN, Emerging Tech "Register for John Slatin Access U, scheduled for May 14-16, 2013" - Knowbility "Take the WebAIM Survey of Users with Low Vision" - WebAIM "Join Joseph K. O'Connor in a global effort to build a more accessible Word Press" -… Continue Reading Accessibility Round-Up – February 15, 2013
On January 24th the office of the President released a memorandum stating that: "The Administration is committed to increasing transparency and improving access to government information and data for all people. This increased transparency requires that information be made available to the public in formats that provide equal access to persons with disabilities. Essential to meeting this objective is ensuring that all electronic and information… Continue Reading Memo from the Executive Office of the President: Strategic Plan for Improving Management of Section 508
December 17th, from 5-6pm EST is our next #a11ychat, and the final #a11ychat of the year! I can hardly believe it's almost 2013! We hope this month's topic will get some of you thinking about your accessibility compliance plans in the new year. Our topic is: "Addressing the Challenges of Section 508 Compliance at the Federal Level". We'll be looking at the differences between Section 508 and… Continue Reading December #a11ychat: 508 Compliance for Federal Agencies
Section 508 is an amendment to the 1973 Rehabilitation Act made in 1998 requiring Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. It covers software applications and operating systems, web-based intranet and internet information and applications, telecommunications products, videos or multimedia products, self contained and/or closed products, and desktop and portable computers. Recently, a Department of Justice survey revealed that although… Continue Reading Section 508: Setting the Scene…
Deque is giving a seminar on Wednesday, October 24th, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. As more and more federal agencies utilize web-based tools to deliver information and services to constituents, 508 compliance becomes more critical to ensure that users who are disabled have equal access. Join a panel of experts who have implemented, supported, and benefited from successful 508 compliance programs at… Continue Reading Successful 508 Compliance for Federal Agencies: New trends, case studies, and best practices
What does Section 508 compliance mean to your Open Government initiative? Unprecedented access to government services through social media and "Apps for Everyday Life" bring new challenges for your Section 508 program. Learn the best way to tackle Section 508 compliance and changes you will need to consider in order to ensure the success of your Web 3.0 Section 508 program. To help get ahead… Continue Reading Live Seminar, National Press Club, May 18, 2011 – Section 508 Compliance in a Web 3.0 World – Accessibility of Mobile Apps, Social Media and More.