Forum on Improving Access to Federal Sector IT to be Held at CSUN Conference

csun-conf  Listening Session & Public Forum on IT in the Federal Sector        

March 17th 1:50 – 5:20 Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel One Market Place San Diego, CA

February 22, 2011

The Access Board and members of the Chief Information Officers Council will conduct a public forum and listening session on ways to improve access to information technology in the Federal sector under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act in San Diego on March 17.  The event, which is open to the general public, will take place at the annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference organized by the California State University at Northridge (CSUN).  Discussion will focus on recommendations from the public on how the federal government can use technology to improve access and public interaction with the government, as well as information on emerging technologies that pose barriers to access.  People with disabilities, advocates, technology companies, government employees and other interested parties are invited to participate.  The session, the third in a planned series, is part of an administration initiative to promote access to electronic and information technologies in the Federal sector.  Similar sessions were held in Chicago in September and Washington, D.C. in December.

A published notice provides additional details on the upcoming session.  For further information, visit the conference website or contact Tim Creagan of the Access Board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.