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End the Madness - Section 508 Compliance in the Enterprise

| Proposal No: 911

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  • Bill Curtis-Davidson, Senior Director, SSB BART Group

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Length of Session (in hours): 1-hrFormat: Lecture Expertise Level: BeginnerType of session: Not provided

Summary of Session

Learn how to build and implement a successful Section 508 compliance program across an organization, including roles and responsibilities, recommended tools, training and testing, and real-world challenges and how to overcome them.


This presentation will cover four key topics: • Program structure and best practices - how to build and roll out a successful Section 508 compliance program • Who is responsible - roles and responsibilities in the systems development life-cycle to address Section 508 compliance • Real-world implementation - lessons learned in developing Section 508 compliance programs • Tools, training and testing – the challenges of rolling out the three Ts and how to overcome them


  1. How to build and rollout a Section 508 compliance program
  2. Roles and responsibilities involved in addressing Section 508 compliance
  3. Challenges associated with rolling out a 508 program and how to overcome them

Speaker Bio(s)

Bill Curtis-Davidson

Bill Curtis-Davidson brings over 20 years of experience working in strategic user experience (UX) design and digital accessibility consulting. He joined SSB after working for 15 years with IBM as a UX and digital accessibility consultant, business development executive and executive architect. Prior to that, Bill worked as a digital accessibility researcher and adjunct faculty at Georgia Tech. He has helped dozens of companies plan, implement and manage their digital accessibility operations. Bill has also been involved in advising numerous government advisory committees, standards development organizations, and industry associations.