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White House makes push for agencies, contractors to hire people with disabilities

President Obama releases set of initiatives that includes a government-wide job fair and a new interagency task force to promote best practices. At the same time, GSA and the Access Board are updating the Section 508 requirements for technology.

Tags: technology , contracting , Terry Weaver , Tim Creagan , Karen Pica , GSA , OMB , U.S. Access Board , OFPP , DoJ , OPM , Labor , EEOC , IDEAs Conference ,

Wednesday - 10/07/2009, 07:16am EDT
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GSA: accessibility compliance improves everyone's quality of life

The General Services Administration carries a big stick when it comes to making sure your work is accessible to everyone.

Tags: contracting , mngt , GSA , Terry Weaver , ADA

Tuesday - 10/27/2009, 12:47pm EDT
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Agencies employ 2.9 percent of people with disabilities

A new Bureau of Labor Statistics report provides the latest information on how the federal government compares with other industry in hiring persons with disabilities. The report comes as the White House and the Labor Department are pressing agencies and contractors to hire more persons with disabilities. New recruitment and hiring strategies are due in September.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Labor , BLS , OMB , OPM , persons with a disability , federal hiring , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 03:59pm EDT

How to make transparency accessible to everyone

How well are agencies complying with federal requirements for accessibility, including access to Web sites and other information technology? We ask Kareem Dale, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement & Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy.

Tags: Federal Drive , White House , Kareem Dale , ADA , technology , transparency

Friday - 07/23/2010, 09:59am EDT
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White House promising more attention to 508

Special advisor the President Kareem Dale is refocusing agency efforts to make sure Web sites and other technology meets the accessibility law. The CIO Council also is looking at technology issues for people with disabilities. Dale says Justice also is working on a new survey of how agencies are complying with Section 508.

Tags: technology , Kareem Dale , White House , CIO Council , Telework Exchange , telework

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 06:42am EDT
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Fed web managers preview cool new tools

The 2010 Government Web and New Media Conference continues today at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown, D.C. Some of the federal government's top web managers and producers are getting a look at some new, cutting edge tools now being developed for federal websites by a new unit of the General Services Administration.

Tags: newsstand , technology , GSA , Federal Center for New Media and Citizen Engagemen , 2010 Government Web and New Media Conference , Dan Munz , IdeaSpace , Open Government Initiative , Andrea Sigritz , terms of service , Facebook , Twitter , Tiffany Smith , State Department , FedSpace , Bev Godwin , Go.USA.gov , Gwynne Kostin , Max Cacas , #govnewmedia

Wednesday - 04/28/2010, 07:05am EDT
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Federal websites and accessibility, transparency and accountability

GSA is working to make sure 508 does not go 404.

Tags: tech , accessibility , GSA , Terry Weaver

Tuesday - 03/31/2009, 12:57pm EDT
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