Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
Government-wide Section 508 Assessment
Federal agencies subject to Section 508 are required to report on the implementation of Section 508. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in consultation with the General Services Administration (GSA) and the U.S. Access Board (USAB) have updated criteria and instructions for agency response by August 11, 2023.View Instructions
On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Access Board published a final rule updating accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communications Act.
The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP) is tasked under this law to provide technical assistance to help Federal agencies comply with these requirements, and ensure that covered ICT is accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities.