Access is granted audience at IDEAS

The Education Department's Glenn Perry, vice chairman of the Federal Acquisition Council, delivers plenary remarks, with an assist from a sign language interpreter.

Leslie Field, Alex Koudry, and Don Barrett

Deborah Douglas Slade

Anyone looking for advice on what to do about accessibility found plenty this month at the Interagency Disability Educational Awareness Showcase 2003 in Washington.

Over two days, IDEAS, presented by the General Services Administration, covered Section 508 compliance and other accessibility topics from procurement to Web page design. Many of the conference sessions drew a full house.
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Leslie Field, OFPP pro
curement policy analyst, presents the Gov
ernment Best Practices Award for Outstanding Federal Organization to the Education Department, accepted by Education's Alex Koudry, center, and Don Barrett. The Patent and Trademark Office won the award for Outstanding Individual Federal Team.

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FAA Section 508 coordinator Deborah Douglas Slade discusses agency innovation during a best practices session.

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