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Analytical Approach to the Government-Wide Annual Assessment

Date & Time
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 3:20 PM PDT  
Orange County 1-2  

In Section 752 of the 2023 Congressional Appropriations Act, Congress stipulated that OMB, GSA and the US Access Board would report on governmentwide accessibility. This effort led to creation of 105 questions and metrics that agencies must report on, submissions by agencies using a reporting tool, and analysis of agency-reported data, culminating in a comprehensive assessment by agency and government-wide generally of compliance to accessibility standards and a list of recommendations to Congress to help support accessibility compliance.

In this session, GSA and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) will provide a deep dive into the analytical approach to the inaugural year of the Government-wide Annual Assessment for Federal Agency Conformance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. We will start with discussion of the framework used to craft assessment criteria, then move to a succinct discussion on the creation of a reporting instrument and technical assistance offered during the reporting period. The majority of the discussion will focus on data analysis, proof-points, and data-driven recommendations for agencies and the Federal Government. Through this analysis, we will discuss key indicators for agency success. Finally, we will wrap up with potential impacts of this new assessment requirement. Through a comprehensive analysis, the assessment and resultant report aims to shed light on the importance of such criteria in advancing digital inclusivity in federal government.

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  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Disability Specific
  • Government
  • Administration & Business Support
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
GSA and USAB dives into the analytical approach to the Government-wide Section 508 Annual Assessment, including an overview of the report to Congress, discussion of criteria development, data analysis, proof-points, and data-driven recommendations.  
Primary Topic
Law, Compliance, and Policy  
Secondary Topics
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Information & Communications Technology (ICT)
Session Type
General Track  


  • Kristen Smith-O'Connor
  • Alex (Dandy) Wilson
  • Michael Horton
  • Timothy Creagan
    U.S. Access Board

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