This workshop addresses how to make sure research deliverables meet the new electronic document accessibility requirements of the 2018 revised standards under the Section 508 Amendment to the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 794d). This session will include background as well as recommended tools and workflows to ensure deliverables meet federal standards and allow for richer indexing of reports in databases and search engines like Google.
508 Compliance and Document Accessibility: Why It Matters and How to Do It
Mary Moulton, OST-R/Bureau of Transportation StatisticsShow Abstract
Timothy Creagan, U.S. Access Board
Craig Pryor, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Access Board published a final rule updating accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communications Act.
This session will cover the basics of document accessibility and Section 508 compliance, focusing on research and technical reports. Presenters will talk about different legal requirements, production work flows, and how to buy in from researchers.