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Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: The Plain Writing Act meets Section 508

Date: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Description: From 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. EST

The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series, The Plain Writing Act meets Section 508: How the Laws Work Together to Help You Develop Clear and Accessible Communications, will discuss requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Plain Writing Act, which ensure the accessibility and comprehensibility of federal communications. In this session, you will learn how these laws complement each other and how using plain language in your communications can support accessibility under Section 508.

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. This webinar series is made available by the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council in partnership with the U.S. Access Board.
  • Donna Ledbetter, Writer/Editor and Section 508 Coordinator, National Institute of Corrections, DOJ
  • Avi Arditti, Deputy Chief, Plain Language and Content Division, DHS
  • Deborah Kaplan, Section 508 Policy Lead, Office of the CIO, HHS
  • Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board (moderator)
For more details or to register for this free webinar, visit 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 via 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 via the webinar platform. A telephone option (not toll-free) for receiving audio is also available.