Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Open Q&A Session on the Revised 508 Standards, April 30

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The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place April 30 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and provide an opportunity for attendees to pose questions to the Access Board on the revised Section 508 Standards. The 508 Standards apply to information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector such as computers, telecommunications equipment, printers, software, websites, information kiosks and transaction machines, and electronic documents. Questions are welcome on all sections of the standards, including application and scoping, functional performance criteria, hardware and software requirements, support documentation and services, and referenced standards. Access Board ICT Specialists will also address questions about companion guidelines for telecommunications equipment covered by Section 255 of the Communications Act and any other topics related to the Board's activities on accessible ICT.

Participants are encouraged to submit their questions in advance of the session through the registration portal. They can also pose questions during the live webinar. This session will be helpful to anyone involved in complying with the 508 Standards or interested in ICT accessibility. Join us for a lively and informative discussion.

For more details or to register for this free webinar, visit www.accessibilityonline.org.
Note: Rescheduled from January as a result of the government shut down. Previously registered users do not need to register again.

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: Open Q&A Session on the Revised 508 Standards
When: April 30, 2019, 1:00- 2:30 (ET) Add to Calendar

Presenters:

  • Bruce Bailey, ICT Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Boardr
  • Timothy Creagan, Senior ICT Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board
  • Katherine Eng, ICT Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board

Registration: www.accessibilityonline.org
Note: Registration closes 24 hours before the start of the session. Instructions for accessing the webinar on the day of the session will be sent by email to registered individuals in advance of the session. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and Video Sign Language Interpreters are available for each session and will be broadcast through the webinar platform. A telephone option (not toll-free) for receiving audio is also available.

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series Schedule: www.accessibilityonline.org

Get your accessibility mojo at AccessU May 9-11!

Next week, “Accessibility University”, better known as AccessU, opens for classes from May 9th through 11th. Many people will be attending live in Austin for some great classes covering many different accessibility skills. This is a great opportunity for those of you working with technical communication, user experience, web/mobile development, and any other areas who need to add accessibility skills to your portfolio.

Can’t get to Austin? No problem. AccessU teams up with the great people at Environments for Humans for a one-day, online version of AccessU. The conference is recorded so if you miss any part of the online conference while it is happening, you can catch up with the recording again and again.

The AccessU website has all the details you need to know, so, as they supposedly say in Austin, mosey on over to that site now. The I am Accessible Knowbility badge with the URL knowbility.org

Of course this means that #AccessU is the hashtag to follow on Twitter during the conference.

To stay in touch with all the learning opportunities from Knowbility and Environment for Humans, be sure to follow them on Twitter:

  • @knowbility has more AccessU news and loads of accessibility information all year, including news about their OpenAIR – Accessibility Internet Rallies
  • @e4h has information about more great online conferences (like the Accessibility Summit later this year)