Section 508: Acquisition of Electronic & Information Technology

Section 508 requires that all website content be accessible to people with disabilities. Below is further information regarding Section 508.

From the Section 508 Web site:

“In 1998, Congress amended the Rehabilitation Act to require Federal agencies to make their electronic and information technology accessible to people with disabilities. Inaccessible technology interferes with an individual’s ability to obtain and use information quickly and easily. Section 508 was enacted to eliminate barriers in information technology, to make available new opportunities for people with disabilities, and to encourage development of technologies that will help achieve these goals. The law applies to all Federal agencies when they develop, procure, maintain, or use electronic and information technology. Under Section 508 (29 U.S.C. ‘ 794d), agencies must give disabled employees and members of the public access to information that is comparable to the access available to others.”

Contains information in the following areas:


GSA Government-wide Section 508 Information Technology (IT) Accessibility Program

United States Access Board Section 508 Standards

US Department of Health and Human Services Section 508 Information


Fact Sheet last updated on: 6/18/2020