Webinar: Accessible Virtual Meeting Platforms

The following announcement comes from the U.S. Access Board

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Accessible Virtual Meeting Platforms

July 21, 2020 
1:00- 2:30 pm ET


  • Brandon Pace, Enterprise Application Administrator, DHS Office of Accessibility Systems & Technology
  • Gerard Williams, Section 504 Compliance Officer, FCC Consumer Affairs and Outreach Division

US Access Board logoThe widespread transition to telework due to the corona pandemic has made use of virtual meetings and conferences commonplace. It is important that platforms for remote events are inclusive of everyone, particularly in the federal sector under Section 508. The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series on July 21 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) will review features and considerations for ensuring access to virtual platforms based on the Section 508 Standards. Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Communications Commission will explain what makes an online platform accessible and highlight common access issues. They will also cover best practice recommendations and resources for platform accessibility.

For more details or to register, visit accessibilityonline.org.

Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar.

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.

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 U.S. Access Board.