[Athen] Section 508 Refresh - Now In Effect?

Jiatyan Chen jiatyan at stanford.edu
Wed Mar 22 10:04:34 PDT 2017

> On 2017 Mar 21, at 15:56, Chagnon | PubCom <chagnon at pubcom.com> wrote:


> As soon as your university/college gives the federal agency the research done under the federal grant, voila, it must now be accessible. That’s because the agency is “using” your research information. And it is, in a way, “procuring” the information from you via the grant.


> Right now, some agencies are more strict about this than others and write accessibility requirements into the grant paperwork. Sometimes the agency springs it on the researcher at the last minute.

This specific question was asked during the Access Board webinar in February. https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/archives/110588 [1:24:15]

The scope of 508 only applies to Federal Agencies. Ask your funding agency if you are recipient of federal funds.

Jiatyan Chen

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