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Section 508 guidelines get an update under proposed rule

The U.S. Access Board released its long-awaited proposed rule to update accessibility guidelines for federal information and communication technology. Some of the changes are significant, others are subtle.

Tags: Section 508 , Section 255 , accessibility , workforce , proposed rules , Technology , information technology , Sachin Dev Pavithran , David Capozzi , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 03:56pm 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 , DoJ , Section 508 , Accessibility standards , Open government

Monday - 12/28/2009, 06:31am EST
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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 , OFPP , DoJ , OPM , Labor , EEOC , IDEAs Conference , Section 508

Wednesday - 10/07/2009, 07:16am EDT
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