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Accessibility Q&A with the Access Board and GSA

Date & Time
Friday, March 17, 2023 - 9:20 AM PST  
Location
Grand GH  
Description
The U.S. Access Board and the General Services Administration (GSA) will provide guidance on the interpretation and implementation of the revised Section 508 Standards and address recurring issues. The session will address using the standards to evaluate and acquire 508-conformant information technology. It is intended for entry level to intermediate audience. Presenters Kathy Eng and Timothy Creagan of the U.S. Access Board and Michael Horton and Andrew Nielson of GSA will review the 508 Standards and address questions about specific provisions and definitions. Topics include Government-wide implementation and testing, and implementing Section 508 across an IT product’s lifecycle, including procurement, design and development, testing, and operations and maintenance. Finally, they will describe resources and technical support available at www.Section508.gov. These resources include procurement tools for acquiring officials, and best practices in creating Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACR) for market research and selection during acquisition of IT.  
Audience
  • Higher Education
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Government
  • Legal
  • Employment & Human Resources
Audience Level
Intermediate  
Session Summary (Abstract)
Accessibility experts address questions about the 508 Standards in areas including procurements, validating accessibility conformance, and analyzing ICT. Focus is on issues and resource most applicable to users, developers, and content creators.  
Primary Topic
Information & Communications Technology (ICT)  
Secondary Topics
  • Cognitive & Learning Disabilities
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Evaluation & Remediation
  • Web
 
Session Type
General Track  

Presenters

  • Timothy Creagan
    U.S. Access Board
  • Katherine Eng
    U.S. Access Board
  • Michael Horton
    Office of Government-wide Policy, GSA
  • Andrew Nielsen
    Office of Government-wide Policy, GSA

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