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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar (August 23) : Introduction to Policy-Driven Adoption for Accessibility

The next United States Access Board webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place August 23, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and will cover Policy-Driven Adoption for Accessibility, a new approach some states have implemented to evaluate product accessibility when procuring information technology. Officials from three states who developed this policy tool will conduct the session and explain how it can be used to assess bids from vendors and be integrated into a state's procurement process.

For more details or to register for this free webinar, visit www.accessibilityonline.org. Registration closes 24 hours before the start of the session.

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 electronic and information 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 U.S. Access Board.
Section 508 Best Practices: Introduction to Policy-Driven Adoption for Accessibility August 23, 2016, 1:00- 2:30 (ET)    
• Jeff Kline, Program Director, Statewide EIR Accessibility, Texas Department of Information Resources
• Jay Wyant, Chief Information Accessibility Officer, Minnesota State CIO Office
• Sarah Bourne, Director of IT Accessibility at the Massachusetts State CIO Office
• Timothy P. Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board (moderator) 
Registration: www.accessibilityonline.org 
Note: Registration closes 24 hours before the start of the session. Instructions for accessing the webinar on the day of the session will be sent via email to registered individuals in advance of the session. Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) and Video Sign Language Interpreters are available for each session and will be broadcast via the webinar platform. A telephone option (not toll-free) for receiving audio is also available.

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