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Posts Tagged: 508
As federal employees, it’s our civic duty to foster a culture of inclusiveness and educate those around us on the importance of accessibility.
Deque Systems is hosting a free seminar titled “A Case Study in Real-World Section 508 Compliance: How the VA is deploying the largest section 508 program in government” at the National Press Club on February 21st. This seminar will present the inside story of how the VA is deploying the largest Section 508 Compliance program… Read more »
Here is another post from GSA’s Buy Accessible team: GSA’s Office of Governmentwide Policy, Information Resources Management Division, Section 508 Program Office assesses samples of Federal EIT solicitations to see if they contain the required Section 508 technical standards and sends feedback to the department/agency and the procurement officials. Here is an example of a… Read more »
This week the BuyAccessible team attended the IDEAS 2012 conference. At our booth, people told us that the technical language in the GPAT was difficult to understand. That language comes from the Section 508 standard, so we can’t change it. But… a long time ago we created a resource called Quick Reference Guide that was… Read more »
Last Saturday, June 25, was the 10th anniversary of the date that the FAR requirements for Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act took effect. Ten years ago, that was a really big deal – agencies and companies feared its impact on applications, web sites and, of course, procurements. What do you think has changed since… Read more »
As part of my team’s job supporting the BuyAccessible Wizard, we often get questions asking if a specific product complies with Section 508. This is a question we can’t answer. Remember it is the agency itself that must comply with Section 508, not the product or the services. When an agency is determining the requirements… Read more »
GSA’s Section 508 program recently created a guidance document, Guidance on Conducting Market Research. Buyers in federal agencies are required by law and regulation to conduct market research. Market research is a means of ensuring that what we want to purchase is in fact actually available. For ensuring accessibility and compliance with Section 508 when… Read more »
For those of you who follow Section 508 and issues concerning the accessibility of technology for persons with disabilities, check out tomorrow’s Kojo Nnamdi show on NPR. In DC, that’s WAMU 88.5 at noon. Yours truly is on a panel talking about accessibility
Here are some new posts about Section 508 solicitation language on the Accessibility Forum 2.0 blog. Check them out and share them! Are there “standard Section 508 clauses”? – No! Standard solicitation clauses, or statements that indicate Section 508 applies or may apply without going into the detail of identifying EIT deliverables and what sections… Read more »