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

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

Deque Employee Profile: Barry Johnson

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What do you do at Deque and how long have you been here? I started at Deque in June of 2011. As of July 2011 I have been the embedded Accessibility Expert at the US Department of Education where I help the department comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. How did you find Deque (or how did Deque find you)? Since I have worked in… Continue Reading Deque Employee Profile: Barry Johnson

Memo from the Executive Office of the President: Strategic Plan for Improving Management of Section 508

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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 #a11ychat: 508 Compliance for Federal Agencies

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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

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