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

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Section 508 Compliance

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, efficiently, and to 508 specifications.

The panel will be moderated by Mark Lumer, the former Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command with over 30 years of experience working for the Federal Government.

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Angela Billups, Senior Procurement Executive for the Department of Health and Human Services

  • Preety Kumar, CEO of Deque Systems and digital accessibility thought leader

508 Compliance Among Federal Agencies

True 508 compliance among federal agencies is not yet a reality. In the past, contractors and Federal agencies have managed to let these requirements slip or get them waived altogether, but it is increasingly clear that federal agencies are not willing to accept this lax approach to 508 compliance. According to Deque CEO Preety Kumar,  "As our society becomes more and more dependent on web and mobile access, Section 508 compliance is being taken very seriously by the Federal Government."

Join us on June 4th at 8:30am at the National Press Club in Washington DC for what is sure to be an enlightening panel. Register for the event below:

Register for 508 Seminar


For over fifteen years, Deque has been helping major corporations, government agencies, and other organizations ensure that their websites and mobile apps are accessible to everyone. We have more than fifteen years of history of serving the federal government, including undertaking the biggest accessibility program that's occurred in the United States government or anywhere. Deque also works with .edu's and mission-focused nonprofits to ensure that their materials and systems are usable and barrier free for users with disabilities. The company invented the first accessibility plug-in software, the first web-based testing platform, and the first server-based accessibility solution. All of these have been created in the service of helping our customers become accessible, advance the goals of their organization, and remove barriers for all users on the web.

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