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From: Andrea Miralia
Date: Jun 28, 2017 8:20AM


I've been the 508 person at my company (a contractor for CMS) for 2 1/2 years now, and we've never been asked nor trained to attach nor complete the HHS checklist, a footer, or add a medallion. We *do* follow the checklists as part of our procedures to make documents compliant, but not as a formal part of submission. (We treat the checklists as just internal reminders, not as deliverables.) We've never been asked to submit anything additional. When we deliver our documents, we deliver accessibility reports (separately, not attached) for each document. With that said, we've never received any communication from a 508 person at CMS!


Andréa Miralia


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From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On Behalf Of Ryan E. Benson
Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 10:44 AM
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Subject: Re: [WebAIM] "marked" as compliant?

I am not familiar with CMS' checklists, but I thought they just used the ones I mentioned. There's not a way to mark it as compliant. Normally the appropriate checklist is completed, and maybe another party will double check, but that is it. You might to check the file properties window, if this is a pdf, and make sure it thinks that it is tagged. Other than that, I would ask for clarification from the person or the 508 coordinator.

Your 508 coordinator knows me, tell him to email me at my work address if he wants to.

Ryan E. Benson

On Jun 26, 2017 09:26, "Andrea Miralia" < <EMAIL REMOVED> >
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> Yes... We're familiar with remediating documents for CMS. What we have
> not seen before is a file actually marked, in some way, as "compliant."
> Usually, we just remediate the file in Word and PDF and attach the
> accessibility report. CMS has never asked for a file to be "marked"
> otherwise; we did not get clarification on what they mean by this. We
> use the HHS and CMS checklists frequently. But those do not mention "marking"
> anything or having any sort of addition to a file.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: WebAIM-Forum [mailto: <EMAIL REMOVED> ] On
> Behalf Of Ryan E. Benson
> Sent: Monday, June 26, 2017 9:02 AM
> To: WebAIM Discussion List
> Subject: Re: [WebAIM] "marked" as compliant?
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> Cms is part of HHS, so you should be making the files meet the
> checklists on http://508.hhs.gov. The link is near the bottom of the page.
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> Ryan E. Benson
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> On Jun 26, 2017 08:09, "Andrea Miralia"
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> We remediated a document for CMS, and then got this comment back.
> I've never seen this before. Anyone know what they want here? Lol
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> "If the materials are not marked as 508 compliant, CMS will still
> proceed with the established meeting but be unable to share provided
> materials electronically throughout the agency."
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> In the past, we've just included the accessibility report.
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