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FEED Meeting April 12, 2023

Section 508 Updates: How Will They Impact Your Agency? 

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET


The federal government has recently made several changes to Section 508 regulations and how they are enforced. Want to learn more about how these changes may impact your agency? Join FEED for our second meeting of 2023 on April 12 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET. Representatives from the General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Access Board will discuss Section 508 updates and answer questions from participants. In addition, there will be a presentation by GSA and a guest speaker from EY on including assistive technology support in IT Help Desk and an “Agency Spotlight” on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Aviation Development Program (ADP). 


Introduction (1:00-1:05 p.m.)

  • Akinyemi Banjo, Policy Advisor, Employer and Workplace Policy Team, Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Department of Labor

Welcoming Remarks (1:05-1:10 p.m.)

  • Taryn Williams, Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy, Department of Labor 

Presentation: Section 508 Updates (1:10-1:40 p.m.) 

  • Andrew Nielson, Director, Government-wide IT Accessibility Program, Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Alison Levy, Director, Office of Technical and Information Services, U.S. Access Board

Presentation: Including Assistive Technology Support in IT Help Desk (1:40-2:10 p.m.) 

  • Alex Koudry, Program Analyst, Office of Administrative Services, General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Kevin Grogg, Global Product Owner for Assistive Technologies, EY

Agency Spotlight: Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Development Program (2:10-2:40 p.m.)

  • Mike Looney, Management & Program Analyst, FAA

Question and Answer Session (2:40-2:55 p.m.)

Closing Remarks (2:55-3:00 p.m.)

  • Ellice Switzer, Extension Associate, Cornell University Yang-Tan Institute on Employment and Disability, Employer Assistance & Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN)