Simple Steps to Ensuring Your Graphics and Videos Pass the Section 508 Check

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Professional communicators everywhere are embracing graphics as a medium to convey their messages in new and interesting ways. Agencies are attracting larger audiences by presenting content in the form of videos, photos, charts, graphs, infographics and similar multimedia on a variety of platforms. But let's make sure the message reaches everyone! The Section 508 standards require that all members of the public, as well as federal employees with disabilities have access to the data and information provided by the Government. Graphics are one example of data that needs to meet Section 508 standards. As many organizations move away from the traditional print product and text-only documents into digital and online media, this change can present challenges for screen readers and other assistive technology. This Best Practices webinar will offer you some simple steps to ensuring that your graphics pass the check every time. Join us on November 18th for this free online training event brought to you by the Federal Communicators Network (FCN), the U.S. Access Board and the U.S. Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC). You will have a chance to learn from our presenters about writing effective ALT tags, developing 508-compliant graphics, and more!

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Don Becker, Video Producer, U.S. Geological Survey

Chris M. Law, PhD, Executive Director, Standard Accessibility Reporting, Inc.

Janina Sajka, Fellow, Linux Foundation and Executive Chair for Accessible Platform Architectures Workgroup W3C