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FEED Meeting June 8, 2022

Building Your Agency's Accessibility Program Maturity Model

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
1:00-3:00 p.m. ET


Accessibility is a key element of President Biden’s Executive Order 14035: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce. The meeting will provide effective strategies and helpful resources to assist agencies in developing and growing their accessibility program maturity model. Guest speaker Andrew Nielson, Director of the Government-wide IT Accessibility Program at the General Services Administration (GSA), will discuss the Office of Management and Budget’s Section 508 program maturity reporting requirements for agencies. In addition, Dr. Rosemary Speers, from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), will share how the Intelligence Community (IC) developed an information technology (IT) accessibility program maturity model to assess and improve IT accessibility programs across the IC.


Introduction (1:00-1:05 p.m.)

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

Welcoming Remarks (1:05-1:10 p.m.)

  • Anupa Iyer, Chief of Staff, ODEP, Department of Labor

Presentation: Understanding Section 508 Program Maturity Reporting Requirements (1:10-1:50 p.m.) 

  • Andrew Nielson, Director of the Government-wide IT Accessibility Program, Office of Government-wide Policy, General Services Administration (GSA)

Accessibility in Action: The Intelligence Community’s IT Accessibility Program Maturity Model (1:50-2:30 p.m.) 

  • Dr. Rosemary Speers, Chief Scientist for Avail Solutions LLC

Question and Answer Session (2:30-2:50 p.m.)

Closing Remarks (2:50-3:00 p.m.)

  • Jennifer Croft, Diversity Program Manager, Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility, Office of Personnel Management (OPM)