Reference Sites for Section 508 (Information Technology)

Creating Section 508 Compliant Electronic Documents

This training provides step-by-step instructions on creating Section 508 compliant electronic documents. 

Section 508 Law and Related Laws and Policies

Learn about Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended in 1998 (29 U.S.C. § 794 (d)), and its relation to other accessibility laws and policy.

Section508.gov 

The General Services Administration was responsible for educating Federal employees and building an infrastructure to support Section 508 implementation.  This website provides Federal employees and the public access to resources for understanding and implementing the requirements of Section 508.

Revised Section 508 Standards Toolkit

Learn about the revised Section 508 Standards for information and communication technology (ICT) and Section 255 Guidelines for telecommunications equipment and customer premises equipment.  Resources are available to help transition to the Revised Section 508 Standards, which go into effect on January 18, 2018.   

BuyAccessible

The BuyAccessible system provides standard processes and tools to support government-wide compliance with Section 508.  The BuyAccessible Wizard assists with the purchase of information and communication technology products and services.

U.S. Access Board 

The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (The Access Board), in consultation with other government agencies and private organizations, was responsible for developing standards for complying with Section 508.  On January 18, 2017, the Access Board published a final rule that jointly updates requirements for information and communication technology covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communication Act.  Learn about the ICT refresh, upcoming webinar sessions and other resources.

Disability.gov 

Federal government website for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 

Provides recommendations for making Web content accessible. WCAG 2.0 is supported by the documents, Understanding WCAG 2.0 and Techniques for WCAG 2.0.  The WCAG 2 at a Glance page provides a paraphrased summary of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.  A customizable quick reference to WCAG 2.0 requirements and techniques and techniques, and other WCAG 2.0 documents are also available.

Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) 

In coordination with organizations around the world, WAI pursues accessibility of the Web through five primary areas of work: technology, guidelines, tools, education and outreach, and research and development. Discover WAI resources for everyone.

Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program 

A Department of Defense program that provides assistive technology, devices and support services to Federal agencies that have a partnership agreement with CAP.

Video and Multimedia Guidance 

Methods, tips and techniques on how to author and check video and multimedia presentations to make them Section 508 accessible.

Accessible Electronic Documents

Guidance, checklists and testing information for creating accessible electronic documents in different formats such as MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Portable Document Format (PDF). Video for creating accessible MS Word and PDF documents is available.