[Nfbc-info] Section 508 Accessibility Listening Session at Stanford University

Jim Barbour jbar at barcore.com
Fri May 27 00:27:57 UTC 2011

Howdy Folks,

I was wondering if people are planning to go to this?

Section 508 Listening Session
Stanford University 450 Serra Mall
Stanford, CA 94305

June 17, 2011 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.(PT)

See the email below for more information.


> From: Agency IT Accessibility Coordinators (Sec508ITAC) [mailto:SEC508ITAC at LISTSERV.GSA.GOV] On Behalf Of Terry Weaver
> Subject: Section 508 Accessibility Listening Session at Stanford University in California
> Just wanted to let you know of an upcoming opportunity to provide your
> thoughts and suggestions on the Federal government's implementation
> efforts on Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C. 794d).
> In July 2010, OMB issued a memorandum that, among other things, directed
> the U.S. Access Board, GSA's Office of Governmentwide Policy, the Federal
> Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC) and the Chief Acquisitions
> Officers Council (CAOC) to engage with citizens, Federal employees and
> other stakeholders in an open forum to gather comments and ideas that
> might be used to improve the accessibility of government information.  As
> a result, representatives from the organizations listed in the OMB
> memorandum have been conducting Listening Sessions with a variety of
> stakeholders at a number of venues around the country.
> A notice was posted in the Federal Register on May 24, 2011, announcing
> the next Listening Session.  It will be held at Stanford University 450
> Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 on June 17, 2011 from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
> (PT).  This Listening Session will also include time for a dialogue with
> representatives from technology companies. We hope to generate an
> interactive discussion on what challenges industry sees impacting the
> development of products and services that meet the government's Section
> 508 requirements.  It will also include time for general comments from the
> public. Representatives from technology companies, persons with
> disabilities, their advocates, and government employees are invited to
> participate.
> I would appreciate your help in spreading the word about this opportunity.
> We expect it to be a highly beneficial conversation if we can get a good
> representative attendance at the event.  A link to the Federal Register
> notice, which also contains some suggested discussion topics, is below.
> We encourage people who would like to address the group to contact Emily
> Koo or Julie Painter - I've copied them in the cc line on this email.
> Thanks for your help in promoting this open government opportunity!
> HTML : <http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-24/html/2011-12642.htm>http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-24/html/2011-12642.htm
> (Stanford notice)
> Or PDF: <http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-24/pdf/2011-12642.pdf>http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-05-24/pdf/2011-12642.pdf
> (Stanford notice)
> Terry Weaver
> Director, IT Accessibility & Workforce Division
> Office of Governmentwide Policy
> General Services Administration
> <http://www.buyaccessible.gov>www.buyaccessible.gov
> www.Section508.gov
> 202-501-1136 office
> 202-236-9636 mobile

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