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Subject: Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: WCAG 2.0 and the Revised Section 508 Standards (March 28)
Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: WCAG 2.0 and the Revised Section 508 Standards (March 28)
The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place March 28 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and will cover the updated Section 508 Standards and their application of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 to websites, electronic documents, and software. Presenters will review WCAG 2.0 Level A and Level AA Success Criteria and Conformance Requirements and explain how they are applied by the refreshed 508 Standards. They will also address use of WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria for both web and non-web technologies, available resources for testing and verifying accessibility according to WCAG 2.0, and other topics.
For more details or to register for this or other webinars in the free series, visit https://www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/schedule.
The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series provides helpful information and best practices for federal agencies in meeting their obligations under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which ensures access to information and communication technology in the federal sector. This webinar series is made available by the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council in partnership with the U.S. Access Board.
Section 508 Best Practices: WCAG 2.0 and the Revised Section 508 Standards
March 28, 2017, 1:00- 2:30 (ET)
• Bruce Bailey, IT Specialist, U.S. Access Board
• Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board
• Earlene Sesker, Training Coordinator, U.S. Access Board (moderator)
• Deborah Kaplan, Section 508 Policy Lead, Office of the CIO, HHS (moderator)
Flickr has several groups that contain interesting images related to accessibility and technical communication. Log on to Flickr and go to the Groups tab to see a list of all groups and search for a group. You'll be sure to find something that is relevant or gives you a good laugh. Some groups we like are
- Usability & Accessibility – Photos from the UPA.
- This Is Broken – Photos about the brokenness (bad design) of items, places, etc. … see
http://goodexperience.com/tib/ for more.
- !Rock That Disability! – This is a group for anyone with a disability, physical, mental or otherwise. (But not just them!) Pictures you want to share.
- Crutches, Wheelchairs and Canes – The beauty of people who use crutches, wheelchairs, or canes to get around. We welcome pictures of these items being used.
- Design: Oohs & Aaughs – Photos of both praiseworthy and inadequate design. These are products, objects, and experiences (good or bad), which impact us enough to stop and take notice (and take a photo, too).
- Public Computer Errors – Computer crashes, errors and other horrors as viewed by those of us innocently traveling along in life.
- Accessible Travel – Photos of accessibility in tourism hot spots around the world. This includes wheelchair access, Braille signage, sound, markers for the hearing impaired, accessible and inaccessible intersections, public transportation, maps, lodging, restaurants, bathrooms, telephones and communication infrastructure, museum signage, best practices/worst practices, You (!) enjoying a public place with superb accessibility.
- Wheelchair Accessible Trails – Photos taken on wheelchair accessible or paved hiking trails.
- Rolling Rains – Travel with a Disability – This group gives travelers with disabilities, their travel companions, friends, and allies of the disability community a place to post about travel. Sometimes we see (or use other senses) differently; sometimes not. To publish your work here you don't need to snap a shot of every curb cut or Braille road sign – aesthetics counts – but somehow weave in insights about accessibility as you tell your story. The combination of photos, firsthand commentary, and the ability to contact the poster provides a unique and ever-changing consumer-level guide for the disability community on to where to go for a good time.
- Old Wheelchairs, Gurneys, & Outdated Medical Equip – Photographs of outdated/decayed/found Medical Equipment/Devices. The older the better.
- Writing Machines – Photos of typewriters, printing presses, and movable type—anything to do with the mechanical reproduction or creation of the written word.
- Writing – Photos about writing and the life of writers. If you are a writer/journalist, you can show fragments of your writing life. Includes photos of handwritten pieces, pens, notebooks, Moleskines, and so on. Photos of people writing and artworks if the theme is "words, writing, writers".
- Written In Stone – Photos of inscriptions (i.e., words, phrases, names) carved into stone such as on tombs, monuments, and buildings.
If you encounter another group you think we should add, please send us a note with the name of the Flickr group.