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Federal Government Resource for complying with Section 508

Section 508 requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities. IT Accessibility & Workforce Division, in the U.S. General Services Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy, has been charged with the task of educating Federal employees and building the infrastructure necessary to support Section 508 implementation.

WCAG 2.0 Checklist

Along the same line as thier popular Section 508 Checklist, WebAIM has just published a WCAG 2.0 Checklist.

Job Aid: Building Measurement into Training Development

Will Thalheimer and Roy Pollock have released a job aid to help build measurement into training development.  Good learning measurement enables us to:

2009 Corporate Learning Factbook Reveals 11% Decline in Corporate Training Spending

Trend Data Shows More Focus on Compliance, Job-Specific, and Industry-Specific Training; Coaching and Informal Learning; and Increase in Outsourcing

Economic constraints have taken a toll on corporate training budgets. Bersin & Associates' just-published 2009 Corporate Learning Factbook shows that over the last year, companies have cut training spending and staffing; changed training program priorities; moved to coaching, informal learning, collaborative activities, and other less costly training methods; and increased reliance on outsourcing.

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