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.
Encourage transparancy regarding accessibility of electronic and information technology procurements.
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?
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 »