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Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: A Celebration of Twenty Years

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US Access Board
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Nov 30, 2021   12:00 - 1:30 pm  
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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the initial enforcement of the Section 508 Standards. The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place November 30 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and will showcase the work of influential accessibility professionals who developed and implemented the original 508 Standards, as well as highlight the impact the Standards have had on the accessibility of information and communication technology in the United States and around the world. 

Invited speakers include David Capozzi, former Executive Director of the U.S. Access Board (retired), who will discuss the collaborative process that resulted in the development of the Standards in 2000 and the Revised Standards in 2017; Bill Peterson, Department of Homeland Security (retired), who will cover the challenges with implementing the law and the ramifications; Terry Weaver, General Services Administration (retired), and John Sullivan, General Services Administration, who will review the implementation of Section 508 across government, including the continuing development of technical assistance and the creation of a central source for technical assistance and training materials at www.section508.gov. In closing, Sachin Pavithran, Executive Director of the Board, will present on collaboration efforts by the U.S. and global partners to promote accessibility, the advancement of accessibility testing processes, and the progress on the development of the ICT Baseline Testing Portfolio. 

For more details or to register, visit www.accessibilityonline.org. To allow more time for the speakers, there will be no live question and answer session. Registrants may submit questions in advance. Webinar attendees can receive a participation certificate for attending the 90-minute session. 

Registration closes 24 hours before the start of the session. Instructions for accessing the webinar on the day of the session will be sent via email to registered individuals in advance of the session. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and Video Sign Language Interpreters are available for the session and will be broadcast via the webinar platform. A telephone option (not toll-free) for receiving audio is also available. 

The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series provides helpful information and best practices for federal agencies in meeting their obligations under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which ensures access to information and communication technology in the federal sector. This webinar series is made available by the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council in partnership with the U.S. Access Board. All webinars are archived and available on the archives webpage

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