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Creating Accessible Content: Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Resources

 
GABRIEL MARTINEZ
Creating Accessible Content: Section 508 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 Resources
by GABRIEL MARTINEZ - Friday, May 14, 2021, 2:06 PM
 

Creating Accessible Content

The Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act (law) requires that USDA and all federal agencies comply with WCAG 2.1 Level A and Level AA Success Criteria and Conformance Requirements for accessibility.

Below is a list of resources to assist with accessibility.


Accessibility Standards and Guidelines

USDA

AgLearn FAQs

Accessibility Testing Tools

Section508.gov - Create Accessible Electronic Documents

GSA - Accessibility Courses

U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Digital Accessibility Video Series

OCR, in partnership with the ADA National Network, released a 20-part video series covering topics such as how people with disabilities use technology, applicable Federal laws, and how to identify and remediate different types of technological barriers that can interfere with the ability of parents and students with disabilities to participate in modern American education. The intent of the series is to provide a basic instruction to many different digital accessibility concepts, such as fundamental manual testing techniques, use of color, logical reading order, meaningful video captions, and others. The videos are designed for a wide range of audience members, including school webmasters, parents and students with disabilities, and educational app developers and other IT vendors.

AgLearn Courses

LinkedIn Learning - Accessibility Courses

(available to all USDA Federal Employees)

Percipio - Accessibility Courses

(available to all USDA Federal Employees)

Skillsoft - Accessibility Courses

(available to all USDA Federal Employees)

Screen Reading Tools

** Contact your IT Help Desk prior to installing any programs on your government computer or mobile device.