The U.S. Access Board announces this year's schedule for the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series which will be devoted to the Board's recent final rule updating its Section 508 Standards. The rule also refreshes guidelines for telecommunications equipment covered by Section 255 of the Communications Act.
The next five webinars, which are free and held every other month, will cover different sections of the rule, including referenced standards such as Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0:
• March 28, 1:00 - 2:30 (ET)
WCAG 2.0 and the Revised Section 508 Standards
• May 30, 1:00 - 2:30 (ET)
Old vs. New: Original Section 508 Standards (2000) compared to the Revised Section 508 Standards (2017)
• July 25, 1:00 - 2:30 (ET)
Revised Section 508 Chapter 4 Hardware (including Mobile)
• September 26, 1:00 - 2:30 (ET)
Revised Section 508 Chapter 5 Software (including Mobile)
• November 28, 1:00 - 2:30 (ET)
W3C WCAG 2.0 Resources
For more details or to register for any of these webinars, visit www.accessibilityonline.org/cioc-508/schedule.
The Board conducted a webinar that provided an overview of the rule on January 31, which was repeated on February 2. Both sessions were recorded are archived.
The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series provides helpful information and best practices for federal agencies in meeting their obligations under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which ensures access to information and communication technology in the federal sector. This webinar series is made available by the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIO Council in partnership with the Access Board.