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Introduction to the Accessibility Requirements Tool (ART)

Date & Time
Thursday, March 21, 2024 - 4:20 PM PDT  
Grand JK  

Section 508 Standards and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) require that federal agencies include Section 508 requirements in procurement documents when procuring Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The General Services Administration’s (GSA) Office of Government-wide Policy, in collaboration with the U.S. Access Board, designed, developed, and maintains the Accessibility Requirements Tool (ART). ART is a step-by-step web application for federal agencies to efficiently generate standardized and comprehensive Section 508 language for ICT procurement documents. Through standardized ART-generated language, agencies can ensure that vendors and service providers understand their responsibility to provide products and services that conform with Section 508 Standards and other federal regulation.

This presentation will discuss what users need to know before using ART, demonstrate how to use ART to generate accessibility requirements language, and the importance of ART in the context of federal regulation, and the benefits to agencies, and employees and members of the public with disabilities.

Presenters will conduct a live demonstration of ART and how it can be used to generate language for multiple ICT products to conduct market research, write documentation, and determine technical requirements for new products or services.

This Presentation Link (PPTX) is provided by the Presenter(s) and not hosted by the Center on Disabilities at CSUN. The Center on Disabilities has confirmed, as of March 27, 2024, content linked is relevant to the presentation, but has not been reviewed for accessibility nor will the Center on Disabilities attempt to remediate any accessibility issues in the linked content. Please contact the Presenter(s) with any accessibility concerns.

  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Disability Specific
  • Government
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Accessibility experts demonstrate how to use the Accessibility Requirements Tool (ART) to generate standardized Section 508 requirements language when procuring Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products and services.  
Primary Topic
Digital Accessibility  
Secondary Topics
  • Law, Compliance, and Policy
  • Product Demonstration
Session Type
General Track  


  • Michael Horton
    General Services Administration

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