Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires Federal departments and agencies that develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology to ensure that Federal employees and members of the public with disabilities have access to and use of information and data, comparable to that of the employees and members of the public without disabilities - unless it is an undue burden to do so.Overview of Section 508
Benefits of Section 508 Compliance
Section 508 Technical Standards
Documenting Section 508 Conformance
The Americans with Disabilites Act (ADA) establishes accessiblity requirements for the construction or alteration of facilities in the private sector (places of public accommodation and commercial facilities) and the public sector (state and local government facilities). The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (published in conjunction with the Architectural Barriers Act Accessiblity Guidelines as the ADA-ABA Accessiblity Guidelines) provide guidance for meeting the requirements established by the ADA. The guidelines do not apply specifically to the types of devices covered by this website, but they do represent best practices for accessibility and are presented here as design recommendations.ADA Accessibility Guidelines
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State IT Database
The State Information Technology (IT) Database provides an overview of state accessibility laws, policies, standards, and other resources concerning the development and procurement of accessible electronic and information technology.
Practices and Procedures - General
Practices and Procedures - Websites
What's Covered by the Laws
Who Needs to Conform to the Laws
Why Accessibility is Important
You can find additional information on various accessibility topics in the GTRI Accessibility Library. The Accessibility Library can also be accessed using the link on the left navigation bar.