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.
About This Site
Section508.gov provides guidance to Federal agency staff who play a role in IT accessibility. The site addresses several key topics, including:
- Program Management - Provides best practices on how to manage an effective IT Accessibility program;
- Procurement - Helps agencies understand how to clearly define accessibility requirements for ICT procurements, and helps ICT vendors understand the need to demonstrate the accessibility of their IT products and services for potential federal buyers;
- Tools & Training - Conducts and facilitates training for IT Accessibility program managers and agency procurement officials, and offers tools to automate common accessibility-related management tasks and;
- Policy Compliance - Helps Federal agencies understand and meet their responsibilites under Section 508 and related laws and policies.
GSA is committed to the accessibility of its information and communication technologies for individuals with disabilities by meeting or exceeding the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
If you have feedback or concerns related to the accessibility of this website, or the resources contained therein, or questions about IT accessibility in general, please visit the Contact Us page for more information.
If you have general questions or feedback related to GSA’s commitment to Section 508 compliance, please contact GSA’s Section 508 team at CIO508Help@gsa.gov or (202) 208-0799.
Reviewed/Updated: May 2018