Agencies struggle with 508 compliance, procurement
Federal agencies clearly struggle to comply with section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, members of the public told government officials during a May 12
public hearing by the federal Access Board to get feedback on a draft of section 508 refresh.
Most attendees said they are encouraged by the improved guidelines, but Claude Stout, executive director of Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of
Hearing, said that federal agencies have trouble in particular with making internal documents accessible to their own staff. Not all federal websites are
optimized for screen-reader software, much of the video is not captioned and text size cannot be adjusted in some programs.