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Section 508 Refresh
Thursday, February 02, 2017, 02:30pm - 04:00pm

This webinar will review a final rule recently issued by the U.S. Access Board to refresh its accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communications Act.  Presenters will provide an overview of the rule’s scope and structure, highlight substantive changes, and answer questions from attendees.  The Section 508 Standards apply to electronic and information technology developed, procured, maintained or used by the federal government, including computer hardware and software, websites, multimedia, phone systems, and copiers. The Section 255 Guidelines address access to telecommunications products and services and apply to manufacturers of telecommunication equipment.  

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The content of this webinar is a repeat of a session presented on January 31st from 1:00 to 2:30pm (ET) as part of the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series. Both webinars will be recorded and archived. Attendees will receive the same content in both sessions. If you wish to register for the January 31st Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Series session go to:


  • Bruce Bailey, Accessibility Specialist, Access Board
  • Tim Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist/Information Technology, Access Board