Section 508 "The Basics"

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments requires that when Federal departments or agencies develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology, they must ensure that the technology is accessible to federal employees and members of the general public with disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the department or agency. Do you know what types of electronic and information technology is covered by Section 508? Do you have questions about how to comply with the standards? If so, this is the session for you! While the Board is presently involved with updating these standards, this session will focus on providing a basic overview of the current standards. A question and answer session will be provided at the conclusion of the session.


Bruce Bailey Accessibility Specialist/Information Technology Specialist, US Access Board

Timothy Creagan Senior Accessibility Specialist/Information Technology, US Access Board