Thursday, April 10, 2008

EASI Webinar Snapshot Choosing Reliable Assistive Products

EASI Webinar Snapshot Choosing Reliable Assistive Products
Wed. April 16 2 PM Eastern

President Reagan once said, "Trust but verify!" and this is a good
rule in selecting products whose vendors say are accessible. Section 508 relates
to making purchases and it has tools to help you. The VPAT, Voluntary
Product Accessibility Template, is a device jointly created by the
Information Technology Industries Council and the U.S. General
Services Administration (GSA) to help vendors meet the 508 standards and help
purchasers understand what the vendor is doing to meet those 508

EASI's Webinar Snapshots are short, to-the-point presentations and we
will only begin to scratch the surface of introducing the VPAT. Many of us
have come to associate Section 508 with Web standards, but Section 508
actually has 8 sections dealing with other topics such as video, self contained
devices and more. This Snapshot will give a quick overview of the
Section 508 sub sections and a quick overview of the VPAT. In May the Webinar
Snapshot will introduce the government Services Administration
Accessible Buying Guide.

These Snapshots are a preview for a in-depth 4-part presentation this
fall giving a detailed understanding of the 508 sub sections and of how to
write and understand the Voluntary Product Accessible Template

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