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End the Madness - Section 508 Compliance in the Enterprise

| Proposal No: 911

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  • Jonathan Avila, Chief Accessibility Officer, Level Access

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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)

Jonathan Avila

With 20 years of experience in digital accessibility and his own personal experience as a person with a visual impairment, Jonathan brings unparalleled industry knowledge and a unique perspective to access solutions for technology with an extensive knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2), Section 508, and other accessibility standards and guidelines for the web, software, mobile technology, and hardware. He actively works with major industry development platform and assistive technology vendors, regulatory agencies and public-sector organizations to consistently update understanding of the proper level of accessibility for clients. Sought out as a thought leader in the industry, Jonathan has developed training for Federal agencies, presents webinars throughout the year on a variety of digital accessibility topics, speaks at conferences and other industry events, and is a regular contributor to the Level Access blog.