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U.S. Access Board Section 508 Best Practices Webinar: Old versus New: Original Section 508 Standards (2000) compared to the Revised Section 508 Standards (2017)

1:00 pm EDT May 30, 2017   |   Organized by: Great Lakes ADA Center


The Revised Section 508 Standards were published in the Federal Register on January 18, 2017. What will change when they become enforceable?

This webinar will compare the 2000 Section 508 Standards with the Revised Section 508 Standards. Join our presenters as they conduct a side-by-side review of the old versus revised Section 508 Standards. What is different? What are the new requirements? How will these changes impact current federal agency practices?

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The intended audience for this training includes 508 Coordinators, document authors, developers, and other content creators. Areas to be addressed include software, covered content, and documentation.

Continuing Education Recognition Available

Bruce Bailey , Accessibility Specialist/Information Technology Specialist

Bruce Bailey has lead responsibility for the agency web site and with providing technical assistance on Section 508 as the policy relates to web sites and software. Bruce has been working for over twenty years in the field of assistive technology, and more than ten of those years in the Federal government. Bruce also is an invited expert with the W3C WAI Web Content Accessibility Guidelines Working Group and an ex officio member of the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standards (NIMAS) Board.

Timothy Creagan , Senior Accessibility Specialist/Information Technology

Mr. Creagan joined the US Access Board in 2006 to oversee standards development for electronic and information technologies. He currently serves as the Designated Federal Official for the Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC). He was formerly the Director of Consumer Training for the Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center (ITTATC) and before that he was the Director of Public Policy for Hearing Loss Association of America (formerly SHHH). Mr. Creagan is a nationally recognized expert on accessible electronic and information technology and telecommunications. He has spoken and written extensively on disability rights, digital wireless telephones, Internet relay services, and interactive voice response systems. Mr. Creagan has testified before state legislatures and multiple federal agencies on the importance of assistive technology to people with disabilities. Mr. Creagan received his J.D. from the Catholic University of America, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.


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