DEIA: What Does It Mean to Have Accessibility in the Federal Workplace?
Section 508 Webinar Series
Tuesday, November 29, 2022
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM, Eastern Time
Sponsored by Great Lakes ADA Center and ADA National Network (ADANN)
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Register for the webinar: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/session/?id=111021
President Biden’s Executive Order to Advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in the Federal Workforce requires that federal workspaces must be fully accessible to employees with disabilities. This means that they must be designed and constructed to be accessible as required by the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), which ensures access to federally funded facilities. Digital workspaces, including information and communication technology used by federal agencies, must be accessible as well under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. This session will review accessibility requirements for employee work areas in the ABA Accessibility Standards (ABAAS), including provisions for accessible routes, parking, entrances, workspaces, break rooms, locker rooms, and other areas. Presenters will also review requirements in the Section 508 Standards for computers, telecommunications equipment, software, websites, information kiosks and transaction machines, and electronic documents. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. This webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning.
Continuing Education Credit available: Certificate of Attendance
Bill Botten, Training Coordinator, Senior Accessibility Specialist, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board
Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board
Katherine Eng, Senior ICT Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board
Sarah Presley, Accessibility Specialist, US Access Board
This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.