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Need for Integrated Accessibility Team

Leadership Exemplary Practices: 1. Committed Executive Leadership and 2. Accessibility Leadership Team

 

Creating an Accessibility Team. Possible members include human resources, ADA compliance/coordination, information and communication technology, including the chief information officer and chief technology accessibility officer, procurement, education and training, finance, marketing, and employee resource groups

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Questions the Federal Leadership Must Answer:

Does lack of access to ICT result in uncertain or even no employment opportunity? Does inaccessible ICT mean that Federal agencies are not serving customers with disabilities as one of their stakeholders? What type of federal leadership response is needed to overcome this overwhelming challenge? How can the Federal government adopt greater ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION Technology, fulfill its responsibility ...more »

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Systemic Barrier to Competitive Federal Employment

Is inaccessible ICT the number one systemic barrier to competitive employment opportunity in the Federal government? For example, if an online application system like USAJobs is not accessible to people with disabilities, applicants with disabilities will never get through the virtual front door of applying for a job. Once an individual with a disability is on board, if they are not provided equal access to information ...more »

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Should OMB, OPM, GSA and other departments and agencies develop formal inter-agency agreements, establish senior executive leadership positions like a Chief Accessibility Technology Officer, demand greater inter-agency collaboration and coordination, and devote the necessary and sufficient resources to eliminate barriers to ensure accessible ICT?

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