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October 20, 2004 Assistive Technology Day will provide a demonstration of the new and first time introduced "ADApt Multi-Media Lectern". This is your opportunity of get a first look at this lectern for persons who are wheelchair users, low vision, and deaf or hard of hearing. You will have an opportunity to try this new lectern and see how it may fit into your existing agency or company to meet the needs of persons with disabilities who provide presentations or training.

The DOJ Survey has been moved. To locate the survey, go to menu link "508 and You" and select the link to "If you are a federal employee" to locate the link to the survey.

Mark your calendar now to attend IDEAS 2004: the Interagency Disability Educational Awareness Showcase, on November 2-3, 2004.

Micro-purchases extension granted until April 1, 2005. After that time, micro-purchases will be required to conform with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. The 508 Universe offers free training on subjects pertaining to Section 508, including a NEW course module on micro-purchases.

STEP508 Tool (Second Release) Ready to Download! The Simple Tool for Error Prioritization for Section 508 compliance is now available for federal and other Webmasters to use. This electronic tool uses the output of Section508 compliance tools and evaluates the accessibility errors to determine both the severity of the errors and the effort to fix them. In addition, STEP508 provides a metric that can be tracked over time to determine the level of your Web site's conformance to the 508 guidelines.


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Section 508 requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities. The Center for Information Technology Accommodation (CITA), in the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy, has been charged with the task of educating Federal employees and building the infrastructure necessary to support Section 508 implementation. Using this web site, Federal employees and the public can access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508.