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a11y@HHS: Technology Accessibility and Inclusion Conference

HHS Section 508 Program Team, Chief Information Officer, and Office of Human Resources

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)

Silver Spring, MD

a11y@HHS:  Technology Accessibility and Inclusion Conference

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The “a11y@HHS” conference is the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) first of its kind, blending inclusion with accessibility of electronic & information technology. The conference is expected to draw more than 300 persons to attend sessions, visit the exhibit hall, and network with industry partners and government peers concerning accessibility and inclusion. This premiere conference strives to open a dialog surrounding best-practices by professionals and consumers involved with the many aspects of technology and disability. Sessions will cover acquisitions planning, emerging assistive technologies; web accessibility; enterprise accessibility compliance monitoring; technology/methods for workplace inclusion and education; and legal ramifications, accessible conferences, and experiences of persons with disabilities in the HHS workforce.

 

Accommodations: HHS encourages full participation by employees and members of the public with disabilities. If you are a person with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please send an email by April 19th to A11y508@hhs.gov. Please provide your name, contact information, and the nature of your request.

 

Who Should Attend: The Conference is focused on HHS and its Operating Divisions, however we encourage government wide and industry participation. We are interested in your experience, as it is that experience that will help broaden our community.

 

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Highlights: The Conference will bring together leaders across HHS, as well as government wide. Invitees include:

  • Hon. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services (via video)
  • Frank Baitman, HHS CIO
  • Craig Luigart, Chair, Federal CIO Council Accessibility Committee
  • Timothy Creagan, US Access Board
  • Helen Chamberlain, GSA Government wide 508 Program Manager
  • Deborah Kaplan, Social Security Administration
  • Dick Stapleton, Deputy Director, HHS Web Communications Division
  • Jaime Robinson and Mark Urban, HHS Section 508 Program Team Co-Chairs
  • And many others!
Have questions about a11y@HHS: Technology Accessibility and Inclusion Conference? Contact HHS Section 508 Program Team, Chief Information Officer, and Office of Human Resources

When & Where



FDA White Oak Campus, Building 1
10903 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20903

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)


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HHS Section 508 Program Team, Chief Information Officer, and Office of Human Resources

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Monday, May 6, 2013 - 12:35 PM

The Agenda is available in Word format at  http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AboutFDA/AboutThisWebsite/Accessibility/UCM350767.docx

 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm EDT

 

8:00 am – 9:00 am            Registration

9:00 am – 9:10 am            Welcome and Introductions        Jaime Robinson, HHS 508 Program Team Co-Chair; Wilfredo Sauri, Acting HHS EEO Director

9:10 am – 9:15 am            HHS Secretary   Hon. Kathleen Sebelius

9:15 am – 9:20 am            Keynote Introduction    Walter Harris, FDA Deputy Commissioner for Operations and Acting CIO

9:20 am – 9:45 am            Keynote: Building the HHS Accessibility Community        Frank Baitman, HHS Chief Information Officer (CIO)

9:45 am – 10:00 am          The Value of IT Inclusion               Craig Luigart, VHA Executive Advisor for Technology and Co-Chair, CIO Council Accessibility Committee

10:00 am – 10:10 am       The Importance of Section 508  Janean Chambers, ACF Section 508 Coordinator

10:10 am – 10:30 am       How We Got Here: The Story of Accessibility       Deborah Kaplan, SSA Senior Advisor, Office of Employment Support Programs

10:30 am – 10:45 am       Transition Break

10:45 am – 11:30 pm Panel Discussion    

The Coming Wave: The OMB Strategic Management Plan and New Access Board Standards

Moderator: Mark D. Urban, HHS Section 508 Program Team Co-Chair

Panelists: Frank Baitman, HHS CIO; Timothy Creagan, US Access Board; Helen Chamberlain, GSA Government-wide 508 Program Manager; Dore Fessler, HHS/PSC Acquisitions; Richard Stapleton, HHS ASPA Web Communications

 

11:30 am – 12:30 pm       Lunch Break

 

Afternoon Sessions

Track 1: Accessibility

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm SSB: Monitoring Solutions to Support the OMB Strategic Plan

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm           Transition Break

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm           Labor Dep’t: Making Social Media Accessible – Strategies You Can Use

2:15 – 2:30 pm   Transition Break [Note: Food will not be available after this break]

2:30 – 3:15 pm   Deque: Enhancing 508 Compliance through the Use of Accessibility Software

 

Track 2: Acquisitions (Available online)  

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm  CDC: Section 508 and the EPLC (Enterprise Performance Life Cycle)

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm           Transition Break

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm           HRSA: Section 508 for Acquisitions Personnel Part I (Double Session)

2:15 – 2:30 pm   Transition Break [Note: Food will not be available after this break]

2:30 – 3:15 pm HRSA: Section 508 for Acquisitions Personnel Part II (Double Session)

 

Track 3: Inclusion

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm         SSA: 504 + 508 = Better Solutions for Accessibility

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm           Transition Break

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm           Accessibility Partners: Making Meetings Accessible

2:15 – 2:30 pm                   Transition Break [Note: Food will not be available after this break]

2:30 – 3:15 pm                   FDA: A Day in the Life (On the Job for a Person with Disabilities)

 

Plenary

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm           Transition Break

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm           The Future of Accessibility: Cloud and Mobile Applications           Mark Urban, HHS Section 508 Program Team Co-Chair

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