[blindlaw] Comments on Federal 508 Compliance

Prows, Bennett (HHS/OCR) Bennett.Prows at HHS.GOV
Tue Mar 27 14:36:28 UTC 2012

I received the following correspondence from my Federal colleague.


Bennett Prows

Dear Colleague,

We enjoin you to be a part of this conversation to improve the Federal government Section 508 program.

Comment by April 9 on Improving the Section 508 Program <http://section508.ideascale.com/>

This National Dialogue is sponsored by the Chief Acquisition Officers Council, <http://caoc.gov/>  the Chief Information Officers Council, <http://www.cio.gov/committees.cfm/csec/3/cid/1>  and U.S. General Services Administration. <http://section508.gov/>

This Dialogue is the result of the July 26, 2011 direction from the President to develop a strategic plan for Section 508 <http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/07/26/anniversary-americans-disabilities-act-obama-administration-recommits-en>  and the intent to share the plan with the public. In the development of this plan, the Executive office has met with stakeholders both inside and outside the government and has held a number of listening sessions <http://www.cio.gov/pages.cfm/page/Listening-Sessions>  across the U.S. The Executive office has taken the input from these various initiatives and pulled together a framework for the next phase in our efforts to improve Section 508 management. Before proceeding further with development of the strategic plan, the Executive office is seeking your input. This national dialogue is an opportunity to bring together a diverse community of stakeholders to help shape improvements in how the Federal government manages the Section 508 program. The Executive office is seeking your comments on what has been proposed, encouraging you to propose broad management strategies, tactics, and actions than can ultimately help Federal agencies better comply with Section 508. Select this link for more information about the goals for this dialogue <http://section508strategy.ideascale.com/a/pages/dialogue>  and the next steps to be completed when this dialogue ends on April 9, 2012.

Please submit an idea, vote on existing ideas or add your comments on the website provided.



Akinyemi Banjo /FDWC

Policy Advisor

U.S. Department of Labor

Office of Disability Employment Policy

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