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Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: When ICT Meets Some But Not All Section 508 Standards

Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Description: From 1:00 p.m. - 02:30 p.m. ET

Hosted by the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council in partnership with the U.S. Access Board and part of the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series, this educational event will highlight steps to take when no product is available that fully meets all applicable Section 508 requirements. In this instance, the Section 508 Standards, which are part of the federal acquisition regulations, require federal agencies to procure the product that is most compliant. Section 508 officials from various agencies will share their experiences, recommend procedures to follow, and address various topics, such as identifying potential work-arounds and negotiating improved conformance. 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 electronic and information technology in the federal sector. 

For more details or to register for this free webinar, visit www.adaconferences.org/CIOC/. Registration closes 24 hours before the start of the session.

Presenters:

  • Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board
  • Yolanda Humphrey, Program Manager and Section 508 Coordinator, IRS
  • Don Barrett, Section 508 Coordinator, Dept. of Education
  • Jennifer Horan, Section 508 Program Manager, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Deborah Kaplan, Section 508 Policy Lead, Office of the CIO, HHS (moderator)

Note:  Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and Video Sign Language Interpreters are available for each session and will be broadcast via the webinar platform. A telephone option (not toll-free) for receiving audio is also available.