Section 508 (508 statute php , 508 statute pdf) requires that Federal agencies' electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public.
Section 508 establishes requirements for any electronic and information technology developed, maintained, procured, or used by the Federal government. The term "electronic and information technology" has been defined by the Access Board in regulations published December 21, 2000. Section 508 exempts national security systems from its requirements.
Information regarding all aspects of assistive technologies and accessibility under Section 508 is available at the federal government's official website, http://www.section508.gov/.
Section 508 requires the Department of Justice to report to the Congress and the President on the federal government's progress in complying with section 508.
2003 Self-Evaluation Survey
Every two years, Section 508 requires the Department of Justice to report to the Congress and the President on the federal government's progress in complying with section 508.
2001 Self-Evaluation Survey
On January 18, 2001, a Memorandum for All Federal Agency Chief Information Officers was transmitted to initiate a survey to be used to prepare this year's status report.
Self-Evaluation Survey under Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act -- January 2001 -- this survey is now closed.
Information Technology and People with Disabilities: The Current State of Federal Accessibility -- Presented by the Attorney General to the President, April 2000