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Section 508 and WCAG 2.1+ — Key Things You Need To Know!

taught by: Katie Haritos-Shea

Session Summary:

Designed for federal, state, and local government staff. Katie will share quick key facts, taking points, and useful resources to help bring those tasked with implementations up-to-speed on the requirements for Section 508 compliance and the changing accessibility requirements landscape.


Please join Katie Haritos-Shea (W3C AGWG and Knowbility) to learn what you need to know to understand Section 508. This talk will quickly take you through the key facts, taking points, and useful resources about the revised Section 508 Standards, the revised FAR requirements – and options for addressing new standards of WCAG 2.1.

Katie provides a condensed version of her full-day Section 508 Coordinators training and AccessU 2020 ‘Section 508 and WCAG 2.1+ Workshop - The Evolving Standards of Digital Accessibility’ presentations for bringing you up-to-speed on the key aspects of the requirements for Section 508 compliance and the changing digital accessibility landscape.

Learn about resources to help your team learn to develop to both WCAG 2.1 and Revised Section 508 requirements.

Though the target audience of this course is federal, state and local government staff seeking to understand and learn how to implement the new requirements of Section 508 (at the beginner or intermediate level), all others are welcome. Content will also be helpful to any organization that seeks to understand and meet federal requirements and stay current with the changing regulatory environment.

Practical Skills:

  • Understand the Revised 508 Standards
  • Understand how to use W3C Resources to Implement WCAG requirements and Where to Go for More Details
  • Understand how to Apply WCAG 2.0/2.1 and Implement additional Best Practices for Documents, Non-Web Documents, Software, Non-Web Software, SaaS, Media, Media Players & Mobile Applications