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Policy and Management

FAR Updated to Add Revised Section 508 Standards for Information and Communication Technology

November 02, 2021

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

September 25, 2018

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

August 30, 2018

A first-hand account of the consequences of inaccessibility.

Compliance or Conformance?

August 02, 2018

You've likely heard the terms "compliance" and "conformance" when people talk about IT accessibility. What's the difference? Gets a Facelift!

June 01, 2018

The newly redesigned 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

February 01, 2018

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

December 12, 2017

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

November 10, 2017

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

June 29, 2017

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

June 12, 2017

As a reminder, the biannual OMB Agency 508 Reports are due on August 30, 2017 to

e-Recruiting and Accessibility

May 09, 2017

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

January 10, 2017

The United States Access Board has refreshed Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

NEW: Access Board Updates Requirements for Information and Communication Technology

January 09, 2017

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.