GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

IT Accessibility/Section 508 Training

Discover online training and webinars to help you understand the Revised 508 Standards, and how to make Information and Communication Technology (ICT) accessible.

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Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI)

Online Training

The following courses cover various aspects of ICT and Section 508 requirements. Note that some courses are also available through the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI). If you take a course through FAI, you can earn Continuous Learning Points (CLPs), where noted. Learn how to access FAI.

  • Accessibility of ICT: An Overview for Government Executives - A brief, high-level overview of the Revised 508 Standards, including roles and responsibilities of key Federal agency officials.
    • Detailed description: Covers roles and responsibilities of Federal government executives, including agency heads, CIOs and CAOs; also describes the role of agency Section 508 Program Managers.
    • Audience: Agency Executives
    • Course length: 15 minutes
    • Certificate or CLPs available?: No
  • Section 508: What is It and Why is It Important to You? - Introduction to Section 508 and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
    • Detailed description: This course explains what Section 508 is and why it is important; discusses how Section 508 conformance can make ICT more accessible to persons with disabilities; reviews job-related responsibilities for meeting Section 508 standards; and lists available resources to help you meet your Section 508 responsibilities.
    • Audience: Anyone interested in learning more about Section 508
    • Course Length: 1 hour
    • Certificate or CLPs available? Yes
  • Micro-Purchases and Section 508 Requirements How to make micro-purchases that conform with the Revised 508 Standards.
    • Detailed description: Using practical examples, this course explains how Section 508 requirements apply to micro-purchases of hardware, software, and other ICT. All Federal employees who are purchase card holders and are responsible for procuring ICT must be aware of their responsibilities regarding Section 508 and accessibility.
    • Audience: Government Purchase Card holders, Contracting Officers, Contracting Officer's Representatives (COR), Requiring Officials, Approving Officials and anyone involved in the micro-purchase process
    • Course length: 30 minutes
    • Certificate or CLPs available? Yes
  • Technology Accessibility Playbook: How to Build an Effective Section 508 Program – Describes the 12 plays to integrate strategic, business and technology management into a successful Section 508 program, to ensure Federal ICT is accessible to persons with disabilities.
    • Detailed description: Describes how to integrate strategic, business and technology management into a successful Section 508 program, to ensure Federal ICT is accessible to persons with disabilities.
      Audience: Section 508 Program Managers; CIO/IT staff; Acquisition staff
    • Course Length: 2 hours
    • Certificate or CLPs available? No
  • Procuring Section 508 Conformant ICT Products and Services – Basic overview of the Federal acquisition process with regard to procuring ICT products and services that are Section 508 conformant.
    • Detailed description: This course gives an overview to Section 508 stakeholders (who are responsible for ensuring ICT products and services are Section 508 conformant) of how to integrate Section 508 throughout the acquisition lifecycle process.
    • Audience: Anyone responsible for ensuring ICT products and services are Section 508 conformant (meet the standards)
    • Course Length: 1.5 hours
    • Certificate or CLPs available? Yes
      • To earn a Certificate of Completion, take this training on Section508.gov
      • To earn CLPstake this training via FAI
        • FAI Course #: FAC 056

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Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI)

The Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) also offers training on IT accessibility. For a list of courses, please visit the FAI Find and Register for Courses page

You’ll need to create an account to register for a class.

  • Visit the FAI Training Acquisition System (FAITAS) login page
  • Read the notice and select “I agree”
  • If you're already registered:
    • Log in with your email address and password
  • If you are NOT yet registered:
    • Choose the link ”Register Here” and follow the instructions to create an account
  • Once you log in, your Dashboard will appear on your screen
  • Above your Dashboard, you will see a menu bar; select “Manage Career“
  • Then select “Training”
  • Then select “Search for Training”
  • Use the “Standard Search” option; choose “Continuous Learning Modules” by “Course Number”
  • Select “Submit” and follow the prompts to complete the registration process

Please email us at Section.508@gsa.gov with your questions about training for IT Accessibility and Section 508 compliance.

Page Reviewed/Updated: December 2017