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Section 508 Refresh Panel: Achieve Section 508 Compliance

Our Panel of Experts Will Guide You Through the Policy Changes, You May Be Surprised By the Impact on Your Agency.


  • Bruce Bailey, IT Specialist, Access Board
  • Dominic Sale, Deputy Associate Administrator, Information Integrity & Access, General Services Administration (GSA)
  • John Sullivan, Director, General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Megan Lawrence, Accessibility Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
  • Deborah Kaplan,508 Policy Lead and HHS 508 Coordinator at Office of the CIO,
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Robert Baker,Co-Chair Federal CIO Council Accessibility Community of Practice – Best Practice Subcommittee, Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Katie Haritos-Shea, Principal ICT Accessibility Architect, Deque


  • Preety Kumar, CEO, Deque 


Learn the steps you can take for organizational readiness for the Section 508 Refresh. Our panel of experts will break down the nuances of the final rule, important deadlines you should know, and how this policy will affect you and your colleagues.

This panel is geared towards all government employees or contractors working in the enterprise life cycle, and for those involved in incorporating Section 508 into their agency processes. Live captioning will be provided for attendees who require it.

In this panel, you will learn how the Section 508 Refresh applies to your Electronic Information and Technologies (Websites, applications, documents, native mobile apps etc.) and how you can get ready:

  • What’s in scope?
    • What technologies need to comply with the 508 Refresh by January 18th, 2018?  Our experts will provide a checklist to help you make that determination.
  • What’s changed?
    • What requirements are new, which have changed, and which map to existing standards?
    • Guidance will be provided by Access Board and will cover the Revised Section 508 Standards Refresh Toolkit and updated Trusted Tester standards.
  • What’s the impact?
    • What is the impact on procurement requirements? Do I need to change all my old VPATs? Are there new reporting requirements?
    • Will the Section 508 refresh impact time and resources needed to test and fix my technologies?
    • Our experts will reveal the training and tools to help minimize the impact.

Watch Now for the Section 508 Refresh Panel

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About Deque Systems

Deque (pronounced dee-cue) stands for digital equality. For over 20 years, our software, services and training have helped eliminate billions of accessibility barriers from websites, mobile apps and other digital content - improving the web for everyone, including people with disabilities.

We work with enterprise-level businesses and organizations to ensure that their sites and mobile apps are accessible. Our axe tools have been downloaded over one billion times by accessibility champions around the world. Our experts have implemented thousands of successful accessibility programs. Our training has impacted over a hundred thousand learners.

Deque is the digital accessibility industry standard.