After fielding questions about the difference between the standard and the law during almost every training and event, we asked the expert, David Baquis of the U.S Access Board, to describe the difference for us.
SAVE THE DATE
2015 Section 508 Interagency Accessibility Forum
SHARING ACCESSIBLE SOLUTIONS FOR EVERYONE
For Federal Employees and Contractors
When: October 20th, 2015
Time: 8:00 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
Location: U.S. Department of Transportation
1200 New Jersey Ave, SE.
Please join the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other federal agencies for a robust and interactive conference focused on Section 508 Technology Accessibility and Inclusion.
Helen Chamberlain, Governmentwide Section 508 Training & Outreach Director, General Services Administration
On August 18, 2015 at the National Science Foundation in Arlington Virginia, GSA's Governmentwide Section 508 Program hosted one of a series of six annual Section 508 community events. The August event focused on Mobile, Social Media, and Google accessibility.
While those of us who work in Section 508 understand the importance and scope of the role it plays, those who don’t may need a little help to understand. Sometimes you will get questions and comments that make you want to put your face in your hands and cry. Instead, we recommend that you take a deep breath and use it as an opportunity to spread understanding of Section 508. Here are “508 facepalms” that have been shared with us.
Understand Section 508 Law and Regulations; How Section 508 effects federal procurement and contracting; Best practices and guidance for developing Section 508 conforming EIT, ICT, Websites, video and multimedia; How to structure, manage, and coordinate an agency Section 508 program; and the Section 508 responsibility of ICT vendors.