Tag Archives: Section 508

Forty Years Later: The Anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act

September 26th, 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 also known as the RehabAct.  The RehabAct was sponsored by Representative John Brademas [IN-3] and signed into law by President Richard Nixon.  The Federal legislation authorized the … Continue reading

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Two White House Conference Calls for the Month of July

La información en español sigue la versión en Ingles. For the month of July, the White House is presenting two conference calls. The first calls will discuss the new Institute of Medicine (IOM) report and the second is from the White House Disability Group … Continue reading

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Speak Up: You Can Help Improve the Accessibility of Government Information!

In July 2010, the Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum that directed several agencies to engage with citizens, Federal employees, and others in an open forum to gather comments and ideas that might be used to improve the … Continue reading

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Web Accessibility: Section 508 Pass/Fail Checklist from WebAIM

WebAIM (Web Accessibility In Mind) is an excellent resource for information, tools, code, legislation, and more. They’ve written a great checklist for Section 508, breaking it down into what constitutes  a pass and a fail on each point. The table … Continue reading

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Check It: An Open Source Accessibility Checker

AChecker is an open source web accessibility evaluation tool developed by the Adaptive Technology Resource Centre and other contributors.  It’s available in a public, online version at http://www.atutor.ca/achecker/index.php. You can also download a local version in PHP and TinyMCE plugin. … Continue reading

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TEITAC: There is no “last word” in accessibility

If you thought Section 508 was all the Fed had to say about Web and electronic accessibility, think again! The Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC) is currently reviewing web accessibility guidelines, identifying gaps, and making recommendations … Continue reading

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