A Roadmap for Transitioning to the Revised 508 Standards
Federal agencies must comply with the Revised 508 Standards as of January 18, 2018. What does this mean? Join us for this session as we hear from Robert Baker from the Department of Homeland Security and formerly with the Social Security Administration. Mr. Baker is an experienced leader in the federal community with years of experience implementing Section 508. Join Robert along with Timothy Creagan from the Access Board as they highlight available resources, share insights, and assist participants to help their agencies to successfully transition from the old to the new standards.
This webinar will feature new materials developed by several agencies working together that recognized the challenges ahead and the need for roadmap along with tools for managers, team leaders, and others tasked with implementing the Revised 508 Standards.
The presenters will allow time to respond to questions from webinar attendees who are encouraged to prepare their thoughts in advance. This session will be helpful to people who need to know what resources are available to assist their agencies to get on-track and to avoid compliance issues. Along with a high-level overview of the Revised 508 Standards, presenters will share best practices, helpful tips, and will provide real-life examples to better prepare your agency to successfully meet its 508 obligations.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The intended audience for this webinar is broad, including 508 Coordinators and other agency personnel responsible for implementing Section 508, web and content developers, industry representatives, technology vendors, members of the public, and anyone who is interested in how the federal government will move forward to provide accessible information and data in 2018 and beyond.