Section 508 Overview
In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act and reauthorized Section 508 to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. ' 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.
With the announcement of the New Freedom Initiative by President George W. Bush in 2001 to promote the full participation of people with disabilities in all areas of society, and specifically, the promise for full implementation of Section 508, many agencies are rushing to find compliance solutions. With gh, LLC ("gh") accessibility products and services, government agencies can successfully comply with Section 508 and enable people with disabilities to gain access to electronic and information technology quickly and easily.
Does my company need to be Section 508 compliant?
Section 508 is a law that requires federal agencies to be responsible for complying with Section 508. Therefore, all contractors selling electronic and information technology (EIT) to the federal government must design and manufacture products, or provide services, which meet the provisions of Section 508.
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Section 508 Standards
The Section 508 guidelines are availible in Digital Talking Book, PDF, HTML, and Brailler formats at: