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


Tuesday, November 24, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Description

The 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act (IDEA) aims to improve the digital experience for government customers and reinforce existing requirements for federal public websites. It requires that agencies update their websites using the U.S. Web Design System (USWDS). The USWDS helps the federal government design and build better online experiences for the American public. This webinar will review the USWDS and explain how it may be used to meet the requirements of the 21st Century IDEA in creating accessible agency websites.

Our presenters, Dan Williams, U.S. Web Design System, Technology Transformation Services (TTS) at the General Services Administration (GSA), and Ammie Farraj Feijoo, 21st Century IDEA Implementation Lead, Technology Transformation Services (TTS), U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) will describe the USWDS and how it may be used to make websites accessible. They will highlight common issues. They will also offer recommendations and best practices and identify available resources for making sure that the provisions of IDEA are met.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Certificate Credit hours
ACTCP 1.5
Certificate of Attendance 1.5

Speakers:

Ammie Farraj Feijoo, 21st Century IDEA Implementation Lead, Technology Transformation Services (TTS) , U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)

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

Questions for presenters:

1 Is there a set grade level for the language on the web site?
2 Does the fact that a person losing their vision is expected to acquire, download and learn screen reader software to use the web when others do not mean that access is effectively not equal?
3 I did not receive a registration confirmation with a link to the online session. Please send before the webinar. Thank you!

Session Questions

This session is accepting questions from registered users. After you have registered to participate in this session you can submit your questions on your Account Manager page. Please note: the number of questions will be limited and submissions will be closed well before the session starts to provide time to prepare answers.