Section 508 and Accessible Information Communication Technology

HHS/CDC Section 508 Support

Through a subcontract with Carter Consulting, Inc., New Editions provides Section 508 technical support to HHS’s Office of the Secretary and CDC staff. Our support includes Help Desk operations, Section 508 Compliance Assessments, Technical Assistance and document remediation. New Editions staff responds to Section 508 queries related to applicable provisions, acquisition language, accessible application development and process, and VPATs.

USDA NASS Section 508 Support

New Editions provides Section 508 support to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to develop a remediation strategy to achieve Section 508 compliance. This includes assessing the current environment and recommending appropriate tools to help NASS implement compliance auditing and remediation. In addition, we are developing processes for continuous monitoring and Section 508 audits in the software development lifecycle. New Editions is also providing training for NASS staff members on Section 508 standards the use of assessment tools.

Accessibility Compliance Management System (ACMS) Software Application

The Accessibility Compliance Management System (ACMS) is a fully accessible web based software application designed to track Section 508 Program Office activities and compliance for all Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Components. The system was custom built for the DHS Office of Accessible Systems & Technology (OAST), which provides governance and oversight for DHS accessibility programs.

DHS Trusted Tester Training

New Editions supports the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Office of Accessible Systems & Technology’s (OAST) Trusted Tester Certification program. The program increases the capability and capacity of the DHS workforce and other federal agencies to support the Federal government’s mission to comply with Section 508. Under the contract, our Senior Section 508 Trusted Testers deliver rigorous, instructor-led courses on a formalized website and applications testing methodology, known as DHS Section 508 Compliance Test Process for Applications, to section 508 testers.

Support for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) 508 Program Office

New Editions provides technical support to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Section 508 Program Office. We test proposed electronic and information technology (EIT) products for Section 508 conformance within VA's Enterprise Architecture Framework. We also tested IT Tracker products, OMB Exhibit 300's project/programs, E-Gov initiatives programs, web based and software applications and learning management systems (LMS) courseware for Section 508 compliance.