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