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Require Accessibility Training for All Employees/Contractors

... because responsibility for accessibility, at some level, applies to all people working in federal government. There are lots of other trainings that are mandatory -- EEO or Civil Rights, Information Security, etc. -- across the various agencies and this might be approached in a similar way.

Submitted by imwilliamwilliams 2 years ago

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  1. Everyone who authors documents that will be publicly available on the web should be trained in how to make a Word document 508-compliant and how to make compliant templates.

    2 years ago
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  2. Unfortunately, the number of other mandatory training courses in Federal agencies is actually used as an excuse not to make Section 508-training required - "it's too much, too time-consuming and too expensive" - rather than seen as a long-term investment. More time seems to be spent talking about training rather than actually just doing it and being done with it.

    2 years ago
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  3. Training should be mandatory at the very least for IT managers (CIO down) and developers -- the people responsible for actual implementation. Frequently, these people are no more informed/aware than anyone else. My experience has been that those few who are make an effort to design/build accessible sites/apps.

    2 years ago
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