From the US Access Board…
The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place November 28 from 1:00 to 2:30 PM (ET) and review available resources explaining the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. Issued by the W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), WCAG 2.0 is a globally recognized, technology-neutral standard for accessible web content. The U.S. Access Board’s updated Section 508 Standards reference WCAG 2.0 Success Criteria Level A and AA and apply them to web-based content and to other electronic content. This session will cover various technical assistance materials issued by the W3C’s WAI to support use of the WCAG 2.0, including a customizable reference guide and guidance on developing conformant web content.
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
- Bruce Bailey, IT Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board
- Judy Brewer, Director of W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative
- Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board (moderator)