Section 508 and the HHS Section 508 Enterprise Lifecycle

Thursday, November 20, 2014


This session of the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar series will offer a case study of how one agency incorporates accessibility into the process of engineering and deploying large systems. The presenter will describe how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services ensures accessibility from the first idea until the system is retired. He will discuss how to integrate Section 508 into the established process for development. The challenges of the iterative development process involved with such products as Agile, and the tradeoffs with large customizable off the shelf software packages will be addressed. Accessibility isn't really that difficult if it is incorporated into the Enterprise Performance Life Cycle from the beginning.

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Mark D. Urban, HHS Program Team Co-Chair and CDC Section 508 Coordinator, CDC