Section 508 Accessibility
OSEP Hosts National Summit and Launches New Attract, Prepare, Retain Resource Page
The 2020 OSEP Summit provided an opportunity by bringing together various stakeholders to explore potential strategies and innovative approaches to address this critical need. The virtual event was held over three days and participants had the opportunity to register for each event individually or attend all three. An archive of the event can be found on the 2020 OSEP National Summit webpage. OSEP also launched a new Attract, Prepare, Retain Resources Page that provides research and resources for stakeholders to explore potential strategies, innovative approaches, and additional resources regarding this topic!
If you'd like to know whether your website, media or literature meets the Federal Government's standards for accessibility, you can review these sources below for guidance:
Checklists and Guidance for Assessing Word, PowerPoint, and Excel Documents
- Word document layout and formatting requirements. Download Word Checklist.
- PowerPoint document instructional information for ensuring your media is 508 compliant. Download Guidance.
- Checklist for assessing elements in Excel documents. Download Excel Checklist.
Guidelines and Resources for Developing 508 Compliant PDFs, Websites, and other Media
NetCentric has developed a guidance document listing accessibility requirements as determined by the Federal Government and additional resources for where to learn more.
Guidance on creating accessible documents for various document types including:Adobe Acrobat,Google Docs and Word.
Tutorials on optimizing content for screen reader compatibility.
Tutorials on creating alternative text for website images.
Information about website development standards as they relate to accessibility.