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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The Discover 508 for SharePoint solution was acquired to help bring the VA's 600 SharePoint site collections and 8,000+ subsites into compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, commonly referred to as "Section 508".
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.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities.
MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that it will be demonstrating software that can be used to meet the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, requires that Federal agencies' Electronic and Information Technology (EIT) be accessible by people with disabilities.
1, an enhanced version of its uniquely powerful Web site content integrity testing service that now includes customizable support for HTML standards, new testing and reporting features and comprehensive support for Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that sets standards for Web site accessibility by the disabled (see the section below entitled "About WebIntegrity's Support for Section 508 Compliance" for further details).
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