Section 508 Best Practices Webinar

This series of free webinars will address a variety of issues associated with ensuring federal agencies have the knowledge they need to meet their obligations under Section 508. The sessions are 90 minutes in length. Real-Time captioning and Video Sign Language Interpreter are available for each session and will be broadcast via the webinar platform.

A telephone option for receiving audio is also available (non-toll free number).

NOTICE: Due to pending weather on the East Coast the January 27th Section 508 Best Practices Webinar Session has been rescheduled to February 2nd.

Next Session:Monday, February 2, 2015 1:00pm ET
Topic : Accessible Electronic Documents: Authoring Guide for Making an Accessible Document in MS Word 2010
Description :

NOTE: Due to weather on the East Coast this webinar has been rescheduled to February 2nd.
This session of the Section 508 Best Practices Webinar series follows on from the earlier webinar in this series on Accessible Communities of Practice (COP). See: (January 28, 2014). This webinar focuses on the work of a single community of practice, the Accessible Electronic Document Community of Practice (AED COP). The AED COP drafted and submitted the “Harmonized Processes for Section 508 Testing: Baseline Tests for Accessible Electronic Documents—MS Word 2010” as a best practice to the Best Practices subcommittee of the Accessibility Community of Practice of the CIOC. This best practice will establish the minimum steps required to determine whether an electronic document produced in Microsoft Office Word 2010 passes or fails Section 508 requirements. The tests have been agreed upon as part of an effort to provide a unified approach for Section 508 testing across government, to increase consistency and to build confidence in test results shared between agencies.

The AED COP is creating additional resources for use by experienced 508 testers as well as document authors with little to no 508 experience. All resources are based on the agreed upon tests. This webinar will review the “DRAFT Authoring Guide for Making An Accessible Document in MS Word 2010.”

Policy Liaison for Individuals with Disabilities, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
Management and Program Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Education
Senior Accessibility Specialist, U.S. Access Board