The federal government strives to deliver a level of service comparable to that of the best private sector organizations. As more government services move online, we have a responsibility to ensure equal access to services, particularly for people living with a disability. To that end, GSA has released an Executive Guide to Federal IT Accessibility.
Federal employees (and contractors with a government email address) are invited to participate in the 2018 Interagency Accessibility Forum (IAAF) on Tuesday, October 9, 2018, in Washington, DC. This year's IAAF embraces the 2018 National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) theme "America's Workforce - Empowering All." The NDEAM has celebrated inclusion for more than 70 years and reflects a commitment to a robust and competitive American labor force.
July 10, 2018 - Accessibility is a crucial part of government product design.
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. The site is now task-oriented, and common content is easier than ever to find.
The new design is intended to give you a better user experience. Changes include:
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.
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.
January 17, 2018 - 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.
December 12, 2017 - The Americans with Disabilities Act, the Architectural Barriers Act, and the Rehabilitation Act collectively make the ins and outs of everyday life more accessible for people with disabilities.