IT Accessibility Blog

The Accessibility Requirements Tool (ART) is now live. Read on to learn how the tool can help your federal agency more easily develop and procure accessible technology.

Part two of a two-part series about Universal Design

Part one of a two-part series about Universal Design

The year is 2017. The advancement of technology, led by key players in the private sector, has introduced innovations that have made applications more accessible for people with disabilities.

You may wonder if non-federal websites are required to comply with the Revised 508 Standards.

The Americans with Disabilities Act, the Architectural Barriers Act, and the Rehabilitation Act collectively make the ins and outs of everyday life more accessible for people with disabilities.

In January 2017, the U.S. Access Board published a final rule updating accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

If you’re a fan of the Buy Accessible Wizard (BAW), but wish it were easier to use, you’ll be happy to know that GSA is hard at work on a new tool which will replace the BAW.

In celebration of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) held its fourth annual Interagency Accessibility Forum on October 13, 2017.

Here are some updates on the Section 508 Transition Activities underway to centralize guidance, avoid duplication, and streamline the transition to the revised standards.

As a reminder, the biannual OMB Agency 508 Reports are due on August 30, 2017 to feedback@cio.gov