The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) is committed to making its information and communication technologies accessible to individuals with disabilities by meeting or exceeding the requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Section 508 is a Federal law that requires agencies to provide individuals with disabilities access to electronic and information technology and data comparable to those who do not have disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on the agency. To meet this commitment, our web templates have been designed to meet or exceed the Section 508 standards and to conform to the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA.
The Section 508 standards are the technical requirements and criteria that are used to measure conformance with the law. More information on Section 508 and the technical standards can be found at Section508.gov.
If you have feedback or concerns related to the accessibility of any content on this website, or have ideas or comments that would help us improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please email Section508@ios.doi.gov. If applicable, please include the web address or URL and the specific problems you have encountered.
If you would like to file a Section 508 related complaint, please submit the complaint in writing to the DOI Office of Civil Rights at the following address:
U.S. Department of the Interior
Director, Office of Civil Rights
Mail Stop 4309
1849 C Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20240
The OCR will apply the complaint procedures outlined in 43 CFR Part 17, Subpart E, which are established to implement Section 504 for resolving allegations of discrimination in a Federally conducted program or activity.
If you would like to file a Section 508-related complaint, please contact the DOI Section 508 Program via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (202) 208-1530.
If you have comments or questions related to the DOI Section 508 Program, please contact the DOI Section 508 Program Coordinator via email at email@example.com or phone (202) 208-1530. For comments or questions regarding bureau/office Section 508 programs, please contact the Bureau/Office Section 508 Coordinator.
The DOI Section 508 Program manages and oversees the implementation of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and ensures information and communication technologies developed, procured, maintained and used by DOI is accessible to everyone.
The Federal Relay Service (FedRelay) is a Federal government telecommunications service, which enables Federal employees who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf or blind or have speech disabilities equal communication access. The FedRelay is accessible domestically (fifty states as well as Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the District of Columbia) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (including federal holidays). All calls are strictly confidential and no records of conversations are maintained. Information on FedRelay toll-free and toll access numbers are accessible at the FRS website.
The ACCESS Center, (formerly the Assisted Technology Center or ATC) is a resource center that offers consultation, information, advice and demonstration of assistive technology, safety, and accommodation solutions to increase workplace accessibility and safety for all employees.