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Section 508 Compliance: Section 508 Library Seminars

A selection of resources and information on Section 508 Compliance.

NCL Library Seminars

The NOAA Central Library Seminars program provides an educational forum (hosting over 800 presentations since 1994) for the presentation of ideas.  Visit our Library Seminars page for more information on scheduling or attending one of our seminars. 

NOAA Central Library You Tube Channel

Visit the NOAA Central Library's You Tube channel for more videos on Section 508, the NOAA IR and more!


Section 508 & Accessibility Library Seminars

NOAA Institutional Repository Seminar--Section 508 Compliance:  Part of our NOAA Institutional Repository Series, this seminar covered basics about submitting to the NOAA IR including Section 508 requirements for documents and how the library checks accessibility.  Presenters:  Jennifer Fagan-Fry (NOAA Central Library) & Sarah Davis (NOAA Central Library)

Section 508 Compliance Training: This presentation provided a high-level overview of the law and the Revised 508 standards, as well as offered some best practices and examples in an effort to better prepare agencies for implementation of Section 508.  Presenter: Tim Creagan (U.S. Access Board)

Hands-on Section 508 Workshop - Basic PDF Editing: This tutorial provides an introduction to basic PDF editing for accessibility including how to fix common errors such as adding bookmarks, element tags, document properties, alternative text, and fixing tab and reading order.  

Hands-on Section 508 Workshop - MS Word Documents: This tutorial provides an introduction to creating and editing MS Word documents for accessibility. 

Hands-on Section 508 Workshop - Alt Text Best Practices: This webinar focused on the best practices for applying alt text to a variety of different types of figures, charts, and images.

Hands-on Section 508 Workshop - Document Properties, Alt Text, and Table Basics: This webinar focused on adding document propertis, atl text, and basic table editing in Adobe. 

Hands-on Section 508 Workshop - Reading Order & Tags Panel: This webinar focused on determining the reading order of a tagged document and how to makes edits using the Tags panel. . 

Library AMA: Section 508: This webinar focused on how the Library checks 508 compliance for NOAA IR Submissions and answered a number of user submitted questions.