Returning to the Office – Accessible Hybrid Meetings

Section 508 Webinar Series
Tuesday, November 28th, 2023
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@accessibilityonline.org

Register for the Zoom Webinar

Registration Deadline: Monday, November 27, 2023

Description:
Federal workspaces are required to be accessible in both the physical and online environments.

During the period of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the widespread transition to telework made use of virtual meetings and conferences commonplace. Now that agencies are transitioning to a workspace which may be either physical or virtual or a hybrid of both, there are novel issues facing federal accessibility specialists.

This webinar will provide a review of the requirements for making the physical environment accessible under the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) and the virtual environment accessible under Section 508. Presenters will also offer recommendations, best practices, and identify available resources to maximize participation in the federal workspace, whether virtual, physical or hybrid. Section 508 Coordinators, IT Specialists, Reasonable Accommodation Specialists and Disability Program Managers are encouraged to join this webinar to gain the following unique insights.

Attendees will learn:

  1. The requirements for making offices, conference rooms and assembly areas accessible under the Architectural Barriers Act.
  2. How the Section 508 Standards and WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria work to ensure an accessible online environment for all.
  3. How accommodations can improve the experience of Federal employees in both the physical and virtual environments.

This session is intended for entry-level to intermediate audiences, but all are welcome to join.

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

General Accommodations:
American Sign Language (ASL), Open or Closed Captions, Materials Available in Alternate Formats

Webinar Sponsors:
Region 5 – Great Lakes ADA Center, U.S. Access Board and the Accessibility Committee of the CIO Council

Topics:
Accessible Technologies, Non-Discrimination

Registration Link:
https://www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/session/?id=111085(link is external)

For More Information: Section 508 Webinar Series(link is external)