Oct 24 2010

Access Board public forum on IT in Federal Sector next week

Category: AnnouncementsBuyAccessible Team @ 10:31 am

The Access Board will hold public events in Chicago on September 29 and 30 as part of its yearly out-of-town meeting.

Public Forum on Information Technology in the Federal Sector (Sept. 30, 1:30 to 4:30)
As part of a new administration initiative, members of the Chief Information Officers Council will join the Board in conducting the first in a series of listening sessions on ways to promote access to information technology (IT) in the Federal sector under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Questions to be explored through this session include:

  • What can the federal government do to use technology in new and better ways and to influence technology accessibility?
  • What can technology do to improve access and opportunities for people with disabilities and enhance their interaction with the federal government?
  • Are there emerging technologies being used by the federal government that people feel left out of?

Members of the public are invited to attend the session to offer their ideas for improving IT accessibility or to share access concerns. Feedback from this session and future ones will be shared with responsible agencies to implement improvements.

The public hearing and forum will be held at the Courtyard Marriott Magnificent Mile in downtown Chicago. For more information, contact Kathy Johnson at johnson@access-board.gov, (202) 272-0041, or (202) 272-0082 (TTY).

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