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GSA 508 Standards

The Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (29 U.S.C. 794d) has documented standards established by the Access Board to help agencies comply with the law. Section 508 requires that when federal agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology, federal employees with disabilities must have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to the access and use by federal employees who are not individuals with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. Section 508 also requires that individuals with disabilities, who are members of the public seeking information or services from a federal agency, have access to and use of information and data that is comparable to those individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency.

To review the Section 508 standards, refer to: www.section508.gov

 


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