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Section 508 at FDIC Ed Warrick. Agenda Who Am I Early Days of Section 508 at FDIC Assessing our Web Content and Web Applications Waiver Process Lessons.

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1 Section 508 at FDIC Ed Warrick

2 Agenda Who Am I Early Days of Section 508 at FDIC Assessing our Web Content and Web Applications Waiver Process Lessons Learned Section 508 Today at FDIC Q&A

3 Who Am I Idiot jumping over motorcycle.

4 Ed Warrick IT degree from George Mason University Started work in FDIC’s IT Division in 1990 Joined FDIC’s Internet Team in 1997 Began Section 508 work in 2000 Today I lead the FDIC’s Internet Team Who Am I

5 Early Days of Section 508 at FDIC

6 2000 June: had our first 508 meeting July: understood all the 508 rules August: finalized project plan and briefed stakeholders September: drafted Product Assessment Form December: reviewed the revised rules

7 2001 First Quarter: briefed stakeholders and established a 508 waiver process Second Quarter: began FDIC.gov assessment Third Quarter: finished FDIC.gov assessment Forth Quarter: began remediation Early Days of Section 508 at FDIC

8 Assessing our Web Content and Web Applications

9 Goals Determine how big the problem was Find out what it was going to cost Figure out how to get the most bang for the buck Assessing our Web Content and Web Applications

10 Tools Bobby did too much Others did not do enough Jaws was the 2 nd best tool Smart people were the best Assessing our Web Content and Web Applications

11 Approach Separated content from applications Conducted high-level review Placed the web products into 3 categories based on complexity Conducted detailed code review with some help from Jaws Generated level of effort to fix each product Assessing our Web Content and Web Applications

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15 Conclusion Most of the content and applications issues were not complex Fix the easy stuff first Get money and expertise to fix the more complex problems while we resolved the simple problems Assessing our Web Content and Web Applications

16 Waiver Process

17 Project managers must explain 508 deficiencies, remediation plan, cost and undue burden Division Director must sign waiver CIO makes final decision Waiver Process

18 Lessons Learned

19 Meet with stakeholders early and often Tools cannot replace smart people Make smart people talk to other people Lead by example (our internal Section 508 website was 508 compliant) Waiver process should involve executives 508 must be part of an organization Lessons Learned

20 Section 508 Today at FDIC

21 We continue to use Jaws and we purchased AccVerify Section 508 is a part of life Very few waivers Section 508 Today at FDIC

22 Q&A


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