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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Meet the CIO Council Accessibility Committee

Posted By: Frank Baitman, CIO, Social Security Administration A little over a year ago, the CIO Council established the Accessibility Committee in an effort to raise awareness and engage Federal CIOs to improve accessibility within both their agencies and the …

IT Reform: GSA Issues RFQ for Cloud Email Services

On May 9, the General Services Administration released a $2.5 billion RFQ for cloud email as a service (EaaS) to consolidate Federal government email systems. GSA anticipates awarding multiple SmartBUY Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs) for the five-year contract, which allow …

Vivek Kundra Testimony on The State of Federal Information Security

The State of Federal Information Security STATEMENT OF VIVEK KUNDRA FEDERAL CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER, ADMINISTRATOR FOR ELECTRONIC GOVERNMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM SUBCOMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATION, AND PROCUREMENT   …

Creating Accessible PDF Documents

Working with document authors and accessibility specialists, the Veterans Healthcare Administration (VHA) Section 508 Office has created a series of informative on-line tutorials that explain portable document format (PDF) accessibility barriers and the remediation techniques that address them. Short topic-specific …

Internet Accessibility Policy

Introduction Most organizations will benefit from a formal agency wide Section 508 Internet Policy. Effective policies have three important components. They: Establish and define roles and responsibilities Identify technical and functional requirements Identify tools and resources available to responsible parties …

Defects Review with Developer Staff and Vendors

Introduction Reviewing accessibility testing results with development staff, whether they are contractors, product vendors, or internal developers, is a very effective best practice. Whether through a simple phone call briefing or with development staff present during the entirety of testing, …

IT Directives Review Processes

Introduction Some agencies or agency components have a process for approving IT policies or directives. Agency Information Technology (IT) directives often omit critical security, privacy, records management, and civil rights requirements when relevant stakeholders are not included in the IT …

Defects Review with Developer Staff and Vendors

Introduction Reviewing accessibility testing results with development staff, whether they are contractors, product vendors, or internal developers, is a very effective best practice. Whether through a simple phone call briefing or with development staff present during the entirety of testing, …

Agency-wide Section 508 Policy

Introduction The cornerstone of an accessibility program is an agency-wide Information Technology (IT) policy. An IT policy must drive agency accessibility activities, define authorities, roles and responsibilities, and set expectations for all. To ensure equal access to information for people …

Creating Accessible Word 2007 and PDF Documents

Introduction When creating accessible electronic documents, authors must present information in a manner that disabled users can access with assistive technologies. The guides below give specific techniques for (1) making documents accessible and (2) preserving accessibility when converting to PDF. …


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