Did you know that Section 508 Refresh new set of accessibility standards become effective January 20, 2018?
Are you prepared to make the changes from a procurement and website accessibility perspective?
Our Keynote, Tim Creagan, Senior Accessibility Specialist,Information Technology at the U.S. Access Board will share his expertise about the latest information on the Section 508 Refresh, when it will take effect and how it will impact you as a Federal contractor.
Each year the DC Metro BLN brings in accessibility experts to share their knowledge with our members and guests. Participate in an in-depth discussion and demonstrations from accessibility vendors including:
TCS Associates, Inclusite, Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind, eSSENTIAL Accessibility, Envision Technology, VFO Group
- come and see the latest!
*For those of you who cannot attend our Annual Accessibility and AT event in person, you can participate on line for the first 90 minutes to hear from Tim and our Expo Accessibility Vendors! Select Virtual Attendee to register for access.
About our Speaker
Mr. Creagan is a senior accessibility specialist with the U.S. Access Board. He provides technical assistance and training on the Revised Section 508 Standards and the Revised Section 255 Guidelines, and he frequently presents on accessible electronic and information technology and telecommunications. He is co-chair of the Education subcommittee of the Accessibility Community of Practice of the Chief Information Officers’ Council. He currently serves on the Disability Advisory Committee of the Federal Communications Commission.
Mr. Creagan joined the U.S. Access Board in 2006 to lead the team revising the Board’s existing standards and guidelines for electronic and communication technologies. He served as the Designated Federal Official (DFO) for the Telecommunications and Electronic and Information Technology Advisory Committee (TEITAC). He was a member of the team that developed the revised accessibility standards for information and communication technology (ICT) under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the revised accessibility guidelines under Section 255 of the Communications Act, published in 2017.
He was formerly the Director of Consumer Training for the Information Technology Technical Assistance and Training Center (ITTATC) and before that he was the Director of Public Policy for Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) (formerly SHHH). Before joining HLAA, Mr. Creagan was a litigator in the courts of D.C. and Maryland. Mr. Creagan received his J.D. from the Catholic University of America, and his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.