FAC 049

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(Last Modified:03-May-2018)



This course is designed to describe what Section 508 is and why it is important to make Information and Communication Technology (ICT) products accessible to people with disabilities. In this course, students learn about the job-related responsibilities, and available resources needed to meet Section 508 requirements. This course serves as a prerequisite to all other Section 508 compliance training courses.
Upon completion of this you will be able to:
  • Explain what Section 508 is and why it is important.
  • Explain how Section 508 conformance can make EIT more accessible to persons with disabilities.
  • List job-related responsibilities for meeting Section 508 Standards.
  • List available resources to help you meet Section 508 Standards.
  • Target Attendees
    All Section 508 Coordinators, DHS Section 508 Trusted Testers, Trusted Tester candidates, IT Personnel responsible for awareness of Section 508 accessibility, including project managers, programmers, instructional designers, or personnel responsible for procuring, buying, or maintaining electronic information and technology products and services.
    Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable as a substitute for this course until the acceptance date specified below.)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    Approximately 1 hour to complete
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode Continuous Learning
    Equivalent Courses N/A
    ACE Recommended Credits N/A
    PDS Code ZAH
    DAU Public (material/prework) N/A
    Continuing Education Units   0
    Continuous Learning Points  1
    Reservist Retirement Points  0
    Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
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  • You have 60 calendar days to complete this course.
  • All exams in the module that must be passed with a 100% score.
  • After passing your exam, please be sure to complete the required Module Survey from the Table of Contents. You will not be graduated until you have completed the Survey. If you experience any difficulty in completing the Survey, please contact the DAU Help Desk to ensure that you receive proper credit.