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Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Wireless Technology and 508
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 01:00pm - 02:30pm
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This webinar cover accessibility to wireless technology, such as cell phones, smartphones, tablets, eReaders, and other mobile devices. Presenters will review applicable requirements in the Section 508 Standards for wireless devices and will discuss common accessibility barriers and solutions developed by the industry to address accessibility.

The 508 standards can be challenging to apply to this area of technology since they were developed when telephones were primarily used for two-way voice communication. Today wireless telephones may incorporate many features, such as two-way voice communication, texting, web surfing, game playing and content creation. In addition, these features may be found in a variety of platforms for smartphones and tablets. This session will examine the relevant Section 508 standards and will provide information on resources available to research the accessibility features of specific wireless products. The FCC Clearinghouse on Accessible Products will be discussed as well as the Global Accessibility Reporting Initiative. The webinar will also include tips for evaluating wireless products.

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The Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series provides helpful information and best practices for federal agencies in meeting their obligations under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act which ensures access to electronic and information technology in the federal sector. This webinar series is made available by the Accessibility Committee of the CIO Council in partnership with the U.S. Access Board and eFedLink.


  • Timothy Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board
  • Ben Lippincott, Industry Relations Manager, Wireless Rehabilitation Engineering and Research Center, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jamal Mazrui, Manager, Accessibility Clearinghouse, Federal Communications Commission

Moderator: Deborah Kaplan, Section 508 Policy Lead, Office of the CIO, HHS