FAR Updated to Add Revised Section 508 Standards for Information and Communication Technology
On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Access Board issued a final rule (the “Revised 508 Standards”) that updated accessibility requirements covered by Section 508 for Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Read more about the final FAR rule update and changes effective as of September 10, 2021.
Executive Guide to Federal IT Accessibility Released
The federal government strives to deliver a level of service comparable to that of the best private sector organizations. As more government services move online, we have a responsibility to ensure equal access to services, particularly for people living with a disability.
Barriers to Accessibility: Stories from Our Community
A first-hand account of the consequences of inaccessibility.
Compliance or Conformance?
You've likely heard the terms "compliance" and "conformance" when people talk about IT accessibility. What's the difference?
Section508.gov Gets a Facelift!
The newly redesigned Section508.gov website is now live! We analyzed site usage and search data, as well as feedback from our user testing initiative, to develop the new look & feel.
Revised 508 Standards, Safe Harbor and FAR Update
Over the past year, federal agencies have been working to transition to the Revised 508 Standards, and the FAR Council is working on regulatory updates to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).
Watch the Video! New Requirements: Section 508 Refresh
The Americans with Disabilities Act, the Architectural Barriers Act, and the Rehabilitation Act collectively make the ins and outs of everyday life more accessible for people with disabilities.
Accessibility News: The Section 508 Update
In January 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 of 1973.
Section 508 Transition Activities Update
Here are some updates on the Section 508 Transition Activities underway to centralize guidance, avoid duplication, and streamline the transition to the revised standards.
OMB 508 Agency Report for August
As a reminder, the biannual OMB Agency 508 Reports are due on August 30, 2017 to email@example.com
e-Recruiting and Accessibility
In today’s competitive job market, it’s important to recruit from a large and strong candidate pool.
New Section 508 Rule: Transition Assistance is Coming
The United States Access Board has refreshed Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.
NEW: Access Board Updates Requirements for Information and Communication Technology
Tim Cregan of the Access Board reports that the Access Board has released a final rule that updates accessibility requirements for information and communication technology (ICT) in the federal sector covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.