GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

Create a Presentation about Section 508

If you had to make a presentation to people in your agency who were not familiar with Section 508, what type of information would you include?

First define your audience (agency executives, requirements officials, contracting, IT developers, etc.).

Some suggestions for content are:

  • Definition of Section 508 – some people may not know what Section 508 is and to whom it applies
  • Why Section 508 is important – explaining the human side of Section 508 and the large number of people with disabilities demonstrates the need
  • The risk of not following Section 508 – there are risks of litigation and expensive remediation, if accessible technology is not acquired
  • Where to go for help – Agency Section 508 Coordinators, the GSA Section 508 office, and other resources are available to help
  • Take-aways – define your expectations and major take-aways

An example presentation with possible source material you could use to develop your own presentation is below.

What else would you include? You can leave a comment below.

Tools, Guidance, and Resources

How to Make Presentations Accessible to All: guidance from W3C to make your presentations, talks, meetings, and training accessible to all of your potential audience, including people with disabilities and others

Create Accessible Documents: guidance and resources for creating accessible documents

Example Section 508 Presentation: an example set of presentation slides can help start your presentation. [ppt]