GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

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Successful GSA August 18 Accessibility Event

Thu, 08/20/2015 - 12:54 -- BuyAccessible Team
Helen Chamberlain, Governmentwide Section 508 Training & Outreach Director, General Services Administration

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.

GSA’s Section 508 Accessibility Event: Refreshing the Community

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 09:36 -- BuyAccessible Team

On the heels of recent successful Federal accessibility events like the Accessibility Hackathon and the EEOC Twitter Event, GSA continued the momentum by hosting a Microsoft and Accessibility event on April 7th. With over 200 attendees (virtual and in-person) the event was evidence that there is need to come together as a community around Section 508 issues and that there is much to be done.

Hacking Away at Accessibility: GSA Hosts Accessibility Hackathon

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 09:14 -- BuyAccessible Team

Accessibility for Gov Communicators: Tactics and Techniques You Can Use Today to Keep Your Projects on the Right Side of Section 508 Rules

Tue, 12/02/2014 - 09:35 -- BuyAccessible Team

Check out the archives for this CIO Council Accessibility Webinar about how to avoid getting your communications material rejected for not being compliant with Section 508. Both presentation materials and a recording are available.

SAVE THE DATES: The Training subcommittee of the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIOC announces webinar dates for 2014

Tue, 12/17/2013 - 10:03 -- BuyAccessible Team

The Training subcommittee of the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIOC announces webinar dates for 2014:

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series dates:
January 28, 2014
March 25, 2014
May 22, 2014
July 29, 2014
September 30, 2014
November 20, 2014

NOTE: Topics will be announced at a future date.

All webinars will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET

New Video and Multimedia Accessibility Guide

Thu, 12/05/2013 - 13:22 -- BuyAccessible Team

Social media sites, such as YouTube and Facebook, have made the distribution of online video a thriving industry, and video has revolutionized the online learning world. With online video so embedded (pun intended) in our lives, it makes perfect sense for government agencies to use video to engage its citizens. But the U.S. federal government is mandated to deliver information and services in a way that is accessible to all federal employees and U.S. citizens - 17% percent of whom have a disability that impacts computer use.

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