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Improving Implementation of Section 508


January 24, 2013 — The Office of Management and Budget released a strategic plan for improving the management and implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 across all federal agencies. The strategic plan aims to address the need for an increase in transparency and access to government information, data, and electronic and information technology (EIT) for all individuals, including those with disabilities. In addition, the plan focuses on strengthening the accountability of federal agencies and improving collaboration with regards to accessible EIT. Provisions of the strategic plan include: agency websites providing standard feedback to the public; making www.section508.gov the primary resource for agencies regarding Section 508 management and implementation information; identification of the Section 508 leader within each agency; measuring progress of Section 508 implementation; administering continuous Section 508 learning and fostering collaboration between agencies.   

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