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Encourage transparancy regarding accessibility of electronic and information technology procurements.

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Specific location of accessability tools be in a set location

Accessibility tools should be required to be in one location all the time every time. It is unrealistic to expect a person with disabilities to to search a page they can not access to find out if the accessibility tools are their or not.

For example access ability tools will always be in the upper right hand corner of every web page so they can easily be found if they exist at all.

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Improving federal websites dialogue

Building usability and accessibility into web design during the design phase was a recurrent theme during the dialogue on web reform. Read what others said during that dialogue. http://web-reform-dialogue.ideascale.com/a/dtd/Make-usability-testing-and-508-testing-required-PRIOR-to-launch/81928-4097

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Digital Signage needs to be compliant

Agencies seem to be deploying Digital Signage without thought of accessibility. Digital Signage content needs guidelines for accessibility as it is a delivery method for Electronic & Information Technology information. To many times have I seen inaccessible content displayed because the apathy of management thinking Digital Signage isn't governed by the law. Specific guidelines for content creation needs to be added ...more »

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ADA Title IV - Captioning of PSAs funded by federal dollars

This is not exactly Section 508, but there is a lot of overlap since it has to do with captioning of media produced with federal funds. Title IV of the ADA mostly deals with Telecommunication Relay Services but one small part says that TV Public Service Announcements developed with federal funds must be captioned. This law has been on the books since 1990 but often overlooked.

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MultiMedia Specialist

I was hired by the government to help make our videos and streaming webcast captioned. However, I realized our video equipment is out-dated and not able to work with our new captioning encoder (HD/SD compatible). To obtain new equipment, it takes months to years to get such equipment. Is there a way we can speed up this process within the government agencies?

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Enhance core product to meet section 508

One question for the producers of documents is how section 508 might limit the mainstream product--website, document, data sets, use of color, dynamic graphics and content, etc. There are reasons that information is conveyed in a variety of formats and media and section 508 should not limit how the core product is developed. Rather section 508 should address how accessible enhancements and supplments are added in. ...more »

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