Building and Sustaining an Accessible Federal Technology Environment – Section 508 and Section 508 Best Practices

Section 508 Webinar Series
Tuesday, May 28, 2024
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Eastern Time

Sponsored by Great Lakes ADA Center and ADA National Network (ADANN)
For help, contact Great Lakes ADA Center: 1-877-232-1990 (Voice/TTY) or email webinars@adaconferences.org

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Description:
On December 21, 2023, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released “M-24-08 Strengthening Digital Accessibility and the Management of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act” [M-24-08]. The purpose is “Strengthening Digital Accessibility and the Management of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.” This memorandum provides guidance to help agencies advance digital accessibility by maintaining an accessible Federal technology environment, promoting accessible digital experiences, and continuing the implementation of accessibility standards in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Section 508). It outlines the steps which agencies must take to build and sustain an accessible Federal technology environment. The goal is advancing Customer Experience through Improvements in Digital Experience and Accessibility. Presenters Cassie Winters and Justin Grimes are from the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer (OFCIO), Office of management and Budget. The OFCIO has responsibility for advancing digital experience, including accessibility, nationwide. They will present to promote awareness and understanding of Digital experience and Accessibility guidance, foster active support, encourage public-private collaboration, and drive government-wide accountability.

The target audience is any federal agency employees involved in accessibility, including but not limited to those who ensure that agency ICT meets the technical standards set by the Access Board and deliver digital experiences and environments in which all people, regardless of ability, are able to navigate, understand, and engage with government digital services.

Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar.

Video Remote Interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning will be provided.

Continuing Education Credit available: Certificate of Attendance; ACTCP: 1.5 Credits

Speakers:
Justin Grimes, Officer, Office of the Federal Chief Information, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President

Cassie Winters, Officer, Office of the Federal Chief Information, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President