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We’re excited to share a new white paper. Universal Design: Transforming Accessible IT in the Federal Government explores the benefits of adopting universal design in the federal government to improve IT accessibility.

Global Accessibility Awareness Day, which we celebrate this year on May 17, is an annual celebration and reminder of how products, services and environments are accessible to people with disabilities.

In April 2018, the Department of Homeland Security announced some updates coming to the Trusted Tester Program, to align with recent updates to the Revised 508 Standards.

On March 22, 2018, a group representing the Accessibility Community of Practice (ACoP) presented at the annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference in San Diego, California.

Current trends in accessibility and technology promote universal design as a principle that leads to greater innovation, cost-savings, higher employee engagement, and talent retention.

Why build a product that can’t be used by everyone? With the Revised 508 Standards now in effect, federal agencies have an opportunity to change the way they implement solutions and make them accessible to as many people as possible. 

Over the past year, federal agencies have been working to transition to the Revised 508 Standards, and the FAR Council is working on regulatory updates to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

The Accessibility Requirements Tool (ART) is now live. Read on to learn how the tool can help your federal agency more easily develop and procure accessible technology.

What comes to mind when you hear the word “accessibility”? If it's “compliance,” then you're not alone. While compliance is important, and a legal requirement, consider thinking about accessible IT from a universal design standpoint first.

Part two of a two-part series about Universal Design

Universal Design is an approach being adopted by the tech world to ensure that products and services are accessible by all. If you’re an agency executive, developer, or 508 Coordinator, Universal Design principles can modernize your agency’s digital accessibility strategy and development processes, and enable you to deliver products and services more accessible to all.

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