Department of Veterans Affairs

Through a subcontract with Vets, Inc., New Editions provides technical support to the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Section 508 Program Office. We test proposed electronic and information technology (EIT) products for Section 508 conformance within VA's Enterprise Architecture Framework. We also test IT Tracker products, OMB Exhibit 300's project/programs, E-Government (E-Gov) initiative programs, web-based and software applications, and learning management systems (LMS) courseware for Section 508 compliance.

Through a subcontract with Inverness Technologies, New Editions is conducting a study of the VR&E Independent Living Program which is designed to help eligible veterans live as independently as possible, participate in family and community life, and increase their potential to return to work. The purpose of the study is to collect valuable program information on outcomes to inform strategic planning, identify resource allocation needs and identify additional training needs. New Editions tasks include:

Under a subcontract from Inverness Technologies, New Editions will provide research support to assess the value of remote counseling services for veterans with service-connected disabilities to help them obtain, maintain, or retain employment or to live independently. New Editions will review the existing body of literature on the types of remote counseling techniques currently used in the private and public sectors and complete a cost-benefit analysis of remote counseling in rural areas.

The Sports to Work Research and Development Study aims to conduct a thorough analysis of the role that sports activities can play in vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs. New Editions, through a subcontract with Inverness Technologies, is reviewing the existing body of literature as well as current state-of-the-art sports and recreational programs.