508 COMPLIANCE, ADA & WCAG 2.1
BRIEF: Web Accessibility Isn’t a ‘One-and-Done’ Task. Website accessibility is not a “one and done” task, a law firm is warning businesses after an 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling against Hooters. Read more
TESTING: Why Using Scanning Tools for ADA Compliance Isn’t a Great Idea. There are paid and free scanning tools that claim to assess website ADA compliance, but often these types of tools miss important factors in determining if your site will meet compliance standards. Read more
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT: How Feds Can Ensure Everyone Can Access Tech Tools. The U.S. Access Board released a new set of Section 508 requirements in 2017 designed to meet modern accessibility standards. Compliance with those standards became mandatory for federal agencies on Jan. 18. (Legacy technology that complies with the original standard is exempt.) To meet the new requirements, agencies have to understand them. Here are key considerations that IT teams must deal with as they strive to meet the new Section 508 standards. Read more
QUESTION: Is Your Website ADA-compliant? Avoid Becoming a Litigation Target. Public-facing businesses remain targets of litigation claiming that their websites are not accessible under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and similar state and local laws. The number of such lawsuits continues to trend upward, particularly in Florida, New York and California. Read more
NOW ON SLIDESHARE: Tech Update Summary from Blue Mountain Data Systems June 2018 https://www.slideshare.net/BMDS3416/tech-update-summary-from-blue-mountain-data-systems-june-2018.
IT SECURITY SUPPORT: Blue Mountain Data Systems is actively involved in implementing FISMA and NIST standards with Federal Civilian Agencies. Due to our extensive experience in this area, Blue Mountain has developed processes and organizational techniques to help ensure security deliverables are completed on time, and performed in the most efficient manner possible. We ensure that NIST-800-53 control requirements are treated consistently during definition, analysis, implementation, auditing, and reporting phases of a system. Find out more about Blue Mountain Data Systems IT Security Support Services. Call us at 703-502-3416.
BLUE MOUNTAIN DATA SYSTEMS HAS THE EXPERIENCE: 1994 to Present – U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration. Responsible to the Office of Technology and Information Systems for information systems architecture, planning, applications development, networking, administration and IT security, supporting the enforcement of Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act — ERISA. Within the EBSA, Blue Mountain is responsible for design, development and support for its various enforcement database management systems, as well as all case tracking and customer service inquiry systems. Blue Mountain also provides IT security services to the EBSA, in the form of FISMA Assessment and Authorization, System Security Plans, Risk and vulnerability assessments, monitoring and investigation support. Read more.