GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: An Overview of the Access Board's ICT Proposed Rule (March 31)

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 13:34 -- BuyAccessible Team

The U.S. Access Board will provide an overview of its proposed rule updating accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in a free webinar on March 31 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET). The session, which is part of the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series, will review the Board's proposal to update its standards and guidelines for ICT covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communications Act. Released by the Board in February, the proposed rule is available for public comment until May 28, 2015. Board representatives will explain proposed revisions to the Section 508 Standards and Section 255 Guidelines. Significant changes will be reviewed, including the application of WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria to websites, offline electronic documents, and software, real-time text functionality for products providing two-way voice communication, coverage of electronic documents, and ICT compatibility with assistive technology. For more details or to register for this free webinar, visit www.adaconferences.org/CIOC/. The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series provides helpful information and best practices for federal agencies in meeting their obligations under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which ensures access to information and communication technology in the federal sector. This webinar series is made available by the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council in partnership with the U.S. Access Board. An Overview of the Access Board's ICT Proposed Rule March 31, 2015 1:00 - 2:30 (ET) Presenters:

  • David Baquis, U.S Access Board
  • Bruce Bailey, U.S Access Board
  • Timothy Creagan, U.S Access Board

Registration: www.adaconferences.org/CIOC/. Note: Instructions for accessing the webinar on the day of the session will be sent via email to registered individuals in advance of the session. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and Video Sign Language Interpreters are available for each session and will be broadcast via the webinar platform. A telephone option (not toll-free) for receiving audio is also available.