DHS Accessibility Day 2022 is a two-day, free virtual event experience using Adobe Connect that brings together people with disabilities, accessibility professionals, and allies within DHS to enhance the user experience through accessible technology.The event will be held over two days: Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time. The event is only available to federal employees and federal contractors within the United States Government.
This form is used to assist you with reporting a technology accessibility issue or initiating a complaint under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. You should use this form if you are an individual with a disability, and because of that disability, you are having difficulty accessing ICT provided by the Department.
On May 14, the Office of Accessible Systems and Technology (OAST) held its first annual DHS Accessibility Day themed “Accessibility for All”. The virtual event featured best practices, available commercial tools and resources, accessibility requirements, and an opportunity to network with the federal accessibility community. The agenda below details the event’s presentations and provides links to view the demonstrations.
The Department of Homeland Security is committed to providing free online training resources to assist with creating, validating, and remediating accessible electronic content for conformance to the Section 508 standards.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Accessible Systems & Technology (OAST) has a mission to provide strategic direction, technical support, and training to ensure agency employees and customers with disabilities have equal access to information and data. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794d), requires all federal departments and agencies to ensure that their information and communications technology (ICT) is accessible to people with disabilities.