Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

A U.S. federal statute that makes it unlawful for a federal agency to deny a person access to electronic or information technology on the basis of disability.
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In addition, Vendor should demonstrate that each software and/or hardware conforms to the accessibility guidelines established by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.
The cleanup comes after a Department of Justice ruling in January that public online content should meet higher accessibility standards as outlined in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as a condition of remaining publicly available.
The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) had previously exempted micro-purchases from the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which requires that electronic and information technology (EIT) developed, procured, maintained, or used by the federal government provide individuals with disabilities access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access and use of information and data by individuals without disabilities.
The FAR councils also published an interim rule stating that IT purchases under $2,500 are not required to satisfy the accessibility standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (3) requires all federal agencies to ensure that disabled employees and disabled members of the public have access to electronic and information technology (EIT) that is comparable to access available to people without disabilities.
Effective June 21, Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provides federal agencies with standards mandating that all technology procured after that date be accessible to employees and members of the public with disabilities.
The suite of cloud-run applications is designed with compliance in mind, and contains provisions to help meet core standards such as Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).
Comply with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and accessibility standards as explained in the following document: www.
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