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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While captioning of multimedia products produced by federal agencies is required by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the VCP utilizes the Department's information technology assets in innovative ways to ensure individuals with disabilities have equal access to information.
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.S.C.
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.
Access Board continues to promulgate a revised version of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which addresses, in part, website accessibility for federal agencies and the contractors of federal agencies in certain contexts.
A 1998 amendment to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 requires that the U.S.
Watchfire Bobby built their evaluation algorithms based on the WCAG checkpoints stipulated by W3C and the 16 technical rules defined by section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (amended 1998) (29 U.S.C.
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).
As previously reported, the FAR excepts EIT micro-purchases from compliance with the standards of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C.
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