This “Federal-A11y” page offers an ongoing collection of articles primarily related to digital accessibility and the future of work as it relates to the Federal Government. Please bookmark this page to keep up to date on Federal Industry developments in making digital environments accessible for people with disabilities.
DOJ to Companies with Inaccessible Websites: “We’re back” | Medium.com
It doesn’t matter that Section 508 uses the almost-decade older WCAG 2.0. The Whitehouse and DOJ have adopted 2.1. Ignore this fact contained in clause 13(a) of the Rite Aid settlement agreement at your peril.
Federal CIO calls for “Apollo Program-like” approach to innovation to improve user experience | FedScoop
Speaking at the ACT-IAC 2021 Imagine Nation conference, Federal CIO Clare Martorana
“I am asking everyone here today to be unwilling to postpone what is possible. We need to accommodate each person’s needs and…give them the exceptional customer experience that is on par with their favorite consumer brands,” Clare Martorana, Federal CIO
ITPC Updates Metadata Standards To Help the Blind “See” Photos Online | Petapixel.com
The IPTC says that web accessibility is extremely important in the current digital age, and as the number of images added online increases daily, the gap widens for people who use assistive technologies to access information, especially those that are blind.
Telework appears to enable inclusion, human centered designs for veterans | FedScoop
Barbara Morton, VA deputy chief experience officer, said that although it will take at least another year to fully understand the impacts of teleworking on project research, it seems so far to have enabled the inclusion of a wider range of views from veterans.
SBA Human Capital Chief Shares Telework Successes, Updates Policies | GovExec.com
The Small Business Administration is updating its telework and remote work policies following the success it had during the pandemic, shared Elias Hernandez, Chief Human Capital Officer.
Accessibility at the CIA helps its mission of protecting country | Richmond-Times Dispatch
Etched into the white marble walls in the CIA lobby reads the verse from John 8:32: “And Ye Shall Know the Truth and the Truth Shall Make You Free.” Almost a decade after first joining the agency as an undergraduate intern, I still try to make time to walk through the lobby and take in its solemn beauty, reflecting on how honored I am to play some small part in what we do at CIA.
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- POTUS Signs Executive Order To Increase Diversity, Accessibility, and Inclusion In Federal Workforce
- Microassist Announces Partnership with UsableNet
- Section 508 Compliant PDF Remediation Services
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