IT Accessibility Blog

June 15, 2018 - The newly redesigned Section508.gov website launched on June 1, 2018. To kick off our post-launch user testing, we invited several members of the Accessibility Community to participate in a focus group.

June 1, 2018 - The newly redesigned Section508.gov website is now live! We analyzed site usage and search data, as well as feedback from our user testing initiative, to develop the new look & feel.

May 17, 2018 - 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.

May 15, 2018 - 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.

April 25, 2018 - 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.

April 23, 2018 - 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.

April 20, 2018 - 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.

February 26, 2018 - 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.

February 1, 2018 - 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).

February 1, 2018 - 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.