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Making sure Gov 2.0 is Section 508 compliant

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: Technology , management , Gov 2.0 , social media , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/23/2009, 06:14pm EST

Agencies struggling in applying 508 standards to Web 2.0 tools

GSA, U.S. Access Board trying to address the questions around accessibility and social media. Access Board is updating Section 508 standards. GSA is offering training and will blog about 508 in the coming months.

Tags: Technology , contracting , Terry Weaver , Bruce Bailey , GSA , OMB , U.S. Access Board , DoJ , Accessibility standards , Open government

Monday - 12/28/2009, 06:31am EST

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

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

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

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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