Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Creating Accessible Websites

By | October 22, 2020
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Section 508 Webinar: Creating Accessible Websites


Graphic showing Section 508 webinars on laptop screenThe 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA) aims to improve the digital experience for government customers. It requires federal agencies to update their websites according to the U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) to make them more user-friendly. Developed by the General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Digital Service, the USDWS helps federal agencies create websites that are accessible, fast, and easy to use on mobile devices.

Webinar Subject

The next webinar in the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series on November 24 from 1:00 to 2:30 (ET) will explain how to create accessible websites using the USWDS and meet the requirements of the IDEA. Representatives from GSA will review USWDS code, tools, and guidance for website accessibility. They will also cover common issues, offer recommendations and best practices, and suggest resources for meeting IDEA requirements.

For more details or to register

Visit Questions can be submitted in advance of the session or can be posed during the live webinar. The webinar will include video remote interpreting (VRI) and real-time captioning.

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.

Section 508 Best Practices: Creating accessible websites using the U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) and the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA)

November 24, 2020, 1:00-2:30 (ET)       Add to Calendar 


• Ammie Farraj Feijoo, 21st Century IDEA Implementation Lead, Technology Transformation Services (TTS), GSA

• Dan Williams, U.S. Web Design System, Technology Transformation Services (TTS), GSA

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.

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