Section 508 Refresh - Understanding the New Requirements
Section 508 Refresh - Understanding the New RequirementsRecording Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Length: 1.5 hours
Speaker: Tim Springer, CEO, SSB BART Group
Target Audience: Accessibility Professionals, Policymakers, Program Managers, Executives/General Managers.
Skill Level: Intermediate
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Overview: A comprehensive review of the key differences between the current Section 508 requirements and the proposed requirements of the 508 Refresh, the expected timeline, and recommended testing techniques and best practices to ensure compliance.
In February 2015 the U.S. Access Board submitted an official proposed rule to revise and update the ICT Standards and Guidelines as covered by Section 508 to reflect modern technology. The Section 508 Refresh will include a broad application of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. WCAG 2.0 includes a series of guidelines that cover four universal design concepts and three levels of fulfillment criteria. Many features that currently meet Section 508 requirements will no longer be compliant under WCAG 2.0. This session focuses on:
1. Key differences between the current Section 508 requirements and the proposed 508 Refresh.
2. The expected timeline for the Section 508 Refresh.
3. Functional performance requirements in the Refresh.
4. Requirements and technical standards for electronic documents.
5. Interoperability requirements for compatibility with assistive technology and accessibility features.
6. The necessary testing types and techniques to ensure compliance with the proposed requirements.
- Define key differences between the current Section 508 requirements and the proposed 508 Refresh.
- Understand the proposed timeline for rulemaking and implementation.
- Understand the types of testing required to ensure compliance with the proposed Section 508 requirements.
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