HiSoftware Presents Webinar on Web Accessibility for Public Sector

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Session to address new momentum in Section 508 compliance in the wake of increased demands for government openness, transparency

With the momentum behind a more 'open, transparent and participatory government,' Web accessibility has never been more important for public sector agencies and institutions.

With more than 90 percent of federal websites in violation of the Section 508 guidelines for accessibility, according to a May 2011 Towson University study, HiSoftware is offering a complimentary 45-minute webinar to help public sector organizations address critical compliance requirements. Ken Nakata, accessibility consulting practice director for HiSoftware, will outline how federal agencies, state and local governments, and educational institutions can craft Web accessibility policies, build greater awareness of the legal and business cases for accessibility, and develop stakeholder commitment for decisive action. HiSoftware Inc., a leading provider of Web content and social computing compliance software, will also offer best practice examples from forward-thinking federal and state agencies already adopting successful Web accessibility strategies.

“Section 508, designed to make information technologies accessible to people with disabilities, has seen only sporadic public sector adoption in the decade since it became law. But with the momentum behind a more 'open, transparent and participatory government,' Web accessibility has never been more important for public sector agencies and institutions," said Nakata. "Our session will help organizations ensure that existing website content is accessible to the widest possible audience and help them prepare for new regulatory requirements regarding the monitoring and enforcement of Section 508 compliance.”

WHAT: The Second Coming of Section 508: Why a New Wave of Legislation and Gov 2.0 Priorities Are Creating Momentum for Web Accessibility Compliance

WHEN: Tuesday; July 12, 2011; 2:00 pm Eastern/11 AM Pacific

WHO: Ken Nakata, Director, Accessibility Consulting Practice, HiSoftware

MORE INFO: http://www.hisoftware.com/company/webinars-seminars/Webinar-Web-accessibility.aspx

About HiSoftware
HiSoftware is a leading provider of Web content and social computing compliance solutions for the monitoring and enforcement of risk management and privacy guidelines across digital environments. The company’s solutions provide a Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) platform for content management and collaboration processes that support corporate and brand integrity, site quality, accessibility and confidentiality for public websites and portals, as well as internal intranets and SharePoint sites. HiSoftware’s customers include some of the largest US and international government agencies, as well as Global 2000 companies. For more information, visit http://www.hisoftware.com.

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