Strengthen Accountability

A Metric with No Measure

In the Metrics section of the plan, more specificity is needed for electronic content. It simply states “Agencies will review and evaluate electronic content for 508 compliance.” We need simple metrics, common across most agencies, that can be used to evaluate an agency’s commitment and effectiveness in implementing accessibility. The Section 508 refresh is increasing the scope of electronic content and the strategic plan can be used to encourage agency adoption. While measures against the majority of electronic content types in the latest ANPRM may be difficult, what can be reasonably measured should be included in the strategic plan’s metrics.

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