GSA’s IT Accessibility and Workforce (ITAW) provides assistive technology solutions to eliminate barriers for people with disabilities. ITAW’s Assistive Technology (AT) Showcase displays state-of-the-art assistive technologies and ergonomic solutions. ITAW is the governments principal advocate and coordinator for Section 508 implementation that requires agencies to make information technology accessible for people with disabilities. ITAW is recognized as the governmentwide policy resource for Section 508. Using this web site, Federal employees and the public can access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508.
What is Section508.gov?
Section 508 requires that Federal agencies’ electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities. IT Accessibility & Workforce Division, in the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Governmentwide Policy, has been charged with the task of educating Federal employees and building the infrastructure necessary to support Section 508 implementation. Using this web site, Federal employees and the public can access resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508.
Section508.gov is for Federal Employees
Successful implementation of Section 508 requires the support of each and every federal employee who is involved in the design, development, procurement, or use of electronic and information technology (EIT). All federal employees should understand the requirements of Section 508 and how they may apply to their business operations and processes. To find out more about what your agency is doing, contact your Section 508 Coordinator.
In addition, there may be times, depending upon your position, when you will play an active role in ensuring that the requirements of Section 508 are met. These include any time you are requesting the purchase of any electronic and information technology (link to a definition) or involved in the design of system requirements, or development of web pages and their content. Specific roles applying to the implementation of Section 508 are listed below. Click on a title to gain more information on the responsibilities and resources available to assist a person assigned to these roles in the process.
What roles will find this site very useful? or Who is this site for?
- Procurement Official
- Requiring Official
- Vendor of EIT Products and Services
- Section 508 Coordinator
- Person with a Disability
- Academic Community
- State Agency Official
- Foreign Countries
AT Showcase: firstname.lastname@example.org
IT Accessibility email@example.com