Section 508 Refresh- ICT Final Standards and Guidelines (2017)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


This webinar will review a final rule recently issued by the U.S. Access Board to refresh its accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communications Act. Presenters will provide an overview of the rule's scope and structure, highlight substantive changes, and answer questions from attendees. The Section 508 Standards apply to electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained or used by the federal government, including computer hardware and software, websites, multimedia, phone systems, and copiers. The Section 255 Guidelines address access to telecommunications products and services and apply to manufacturers of telecommunication equipment.

The content of this webinar will be repeated on February 2nd from 2:30 to 4:00pm (ET) as part of the AccessibilityOnline Webinar series. Both webinars will be recorded and archived. Attendees will receive the same content in both sessions. To view the archive for the February 2nd AccessibilityOnline Webinar Series session go to:

Who should attend: The intended audience for this training includes federal employees, industry representatives, technology vendors, members of the public, and everyone who is interested in accessible information and data.

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Note: No credit is available for reviewing the recorded session.


Bruce Bailey, IT Specialist, U.S. Access Board

Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board