Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires access to electronic and information technology procured by Federal agencies. The Access Board developed accessibility standards for the various technologies covered by the law. These standards have been folded into the Federal government's procurement regulations.
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UPDATE OF THE STANDARDS
For questions or additional information about the 508 Standards, contact the Board:
phone: (800) 872-2253 (voice) or (800) 993-2822 (TTY), weekdays 10 - 5:30 EST (Wed. 10 - 2)
fax: (202) 272-0081
mail: Office of Technical and Information Services;1331 F Street, NW, Suite 1000; Washington, DC 20004-1111
Section 508 Coordinators
Many Federal agencies have designated Section 508 coordinators who can provide guidance on Section 508 and its implementation and who can be reached through the section508.gov website.