GSA Government-wide Section 508 Accessibility Program

Determine How Section 508 Applies

Section 508 is relevant to all agency ICT development. Any developed ICT used in the creation, conversion, or duplication of data or information may be subject to Section 508 requirements. Some typical examples include:

  • Website development
  • Internal software development
  • Maintenance and support of internal ICT

Section 508 applies to agency-developed Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that:

  1. Meet the definition of ICT as defined by the Access Board Standard and
  2. Do not meet the criteria of a general exception.

Tools, Guidance, and Resources

Definition of ICT
Determine if the product or service you are developing is Information and Communication Technology

Section 508 Standards
The Section 508 Standards Subpart A describe the General Exceptions as well.

Quick Links
The BuyAccessible Quick Links list some standard ICT subject to Section 508 Standards.

BuyAccessible Wizard
BuyAccessible Wizard "Need" step can help you determine if Section 508 applies to your ICT.

Section 508 blog

Section 508 blog series called "Is it ICT?"