The BuyAccessible.gov site is back up again and the Vendor Accessibility Resource Center (VARC) has been updated! We went through all the links in the VARC to see if they were still valid. Broken links were removed and the companies contacted requesting a new one. If you have any suggestions of links to add, please contact us.
TIME: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time
DigitalGov is hosting a free on-line webinar, "Optimizing Your Public-Sector Web Analytics Program" September 18, 2014 from 2-3pm.
The Web is by far the primary medium the public uses to interface with government agencies. For their part, government agencies now rely on data more than ever for all aspects of strategic decision-making. In this environment, Web analytics is poised to play an increasingly influential role in government. How can agencies prepare for this transition? What can they do now to optimize their Web analytics programs with the resources available to them?
Did you know that there are resources such as checklists for creating accessible documents on BuyAccessible.gov?
We just updated the guidance document, "Guidance on Creating 508 Compliant IT Solicitations." In addition to your responsibilities to include applicable Section 508 requirements in your solicitations, you need to also make sure that your solicitations documents are fully accessible. This site has resources to help you Create Accessible Solicitation Documents.
TIME: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 1:00- 2:30 PM Eastern Time
We are excited to announce the new redesigned www.BuyAccessible.gov website. This site is currently a Beta version and will be undergoing more usability and accessibility testing in the coming months. Please review the site and contents as we welcome your feedback. Use the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the screen to submit your comments and suggestions.
The Training subcommittee of the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIOC announces webinar dates for 2014:
Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series dates:
January 28, 2014
March 25, 2014
May 22, 2014
July 29, 2014
September 30, 2014
November 20, 2014
NOTE: Topics will be announced at a future date.
All webinars will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
Social media sites, such as YouTube and Facebook, have made the distribution of online video a thriving industry, and video has revolutionized the online learning world. With online video so embedded (pun intended) in our lives, it makes perfect sense for government agencies to use video to engage its citizens. But the U.S. federal government is mandated to deliver information and services in a way that is accessible to all federal employees and U.S. citizens - 17% percent of whom have a disability that impacts computer use.