Review of the Revised 508 Standards (Part II): Requirements for Hardware and Software

By | February 24, 2021

Kiosk ADA and Section 508 Hardware Software

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Review of the Revised 508 Standards (Part II): Requirements for Hardware and Software (March 30)

Section 508 laptop iconThe next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series will take place March 30 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) and will explain provisions in the standards for hardware and software. Requirements for hardware, such as computers, information kiosks, and multi-function copy machines, address privacy, operable parts, communication, and other features. Software requirements cover interoperability with assistive technology, applications, and authoring tools. Requirements for support documentation and services will also be covered. Presenters from the U.S. Access Board will answer questions submitted in advance and during the live session.

For more details or to register, visit www.accessibilityonline.org. Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. Webinar attendees can receive a participation certificate.

Description

This session is the second in a two-part review of the revised Section 508 Standards which apply to information and communication technology developed, procured, maintained, or used by federal agencies. Presenters from the U.S. Access Board will explain provisions in the standards for hardware and software. Requirements for hardware, such as computers, information kiosks, and multi-function copy machines address privacy, operable parts, communication, and other features. Software requirements cover interoperability with assistive technology, applications, and authoring tools. Requirements for support documentation and services will also be covered.

Part I of this session (January 26, 2021) focused on requirements in the 508 Standards for federal websites and other electronic content.

 

Session Materials

Materials for this session not yet available please check back prior to the start of the session.

Speakers

Bruce Bailey , Accessibility Specialist/Information Technology SpecialistUS Access Board

Timothy Creagan , Senior Accessibility Specialist/Information TechnologyUS Access Board

Katherine Eng , Senior ICT Accessibility SpecialistUS Access Board